Capitulum

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1. head of flowers attached directly to a flat disc or common receptacle (daisy family).

inflor.GIF

A comparison of inflorescences.
Source: http://hvp.osu.edu/hcs300/glossary/flower.htm#infl

capitul2.gif

This diagram shows the capitulum area of a sunflower.
Source: http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0903a.htm