Geitonogamy


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Related to Geitonogamy: dichogamy, autogamy, xenogamy

geitonogamy

[‚gīt·ən′äg·ə·mē]
(botany)
Pollination and fertilization of one flower by another on the same plant.

Geitonogamy

 

cross-pollination within the same plant as a result of the transfer of pollen by insects or by the wind from one flower to another. Geitonogamy is known to occur, for instance, among carrots during their flowering when flies crawl over the entire raceme and transfer the pollen picked up on one flower to the stigma of the pistil of another. Occasionally certain plants (toadflax, for example) do not produce seeds in geitonogamy.

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Four months after performing the tests to evaluate pollination system, half of the fruits from self-pollination and geitonogamy were aborted, meanwhile those produced from xenogamy or natural pollination continued developing.
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depression is substantial, as long as there is a positive correlation between geitonogamy and CH flower production.
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The frequency of geitonogamy can be reduced in some species, such as herbs, simply because acropetal growth should result in a plant architecture where flowers in the "male" phase are spatially separated from flowers in the "female" phase.
Dichogamous systems would appear to be advantageous for species where geitonogamy may "clog" stigmatic surfaces with self-pollen (Bawa & Opler, 1975; Yeo, 1975), thereby preventing outcrossed pollen from reaching the stigmatic surface.