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unisexual

(of some organisms) having either male or female reproductive organs but not both
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Spikelets bisexual or unisexual, 2-5 mm long, few-flowered; floral scales 3.
Genus Floral sex/Breeding system References Tillandsia Hermaphrodite/ Xenogamy, Gilmartin & Brown, Cleistogamy 1985; Gardner, 1986 Hechtia, Dyckia, Unisexual, bisexual/ Benzing, 2000; Cottendorfia, Polygamomonoecy, monoecy, Lenz, 1995; Lindmania xenogamy Ramirez et al.
Seven salamander species (Ambystoma jeffersonianum, Ambystoma laterale, Ambystoma maculaturn, Ambystoma texanum, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum, Ambystoma unisexual hybrids, and Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens) and five anuran species (Bufo americanus, Pseudacris crucifer, Pseudacris triseriata triseriata, Rana pipiens and Rana sylvatica) were captured during spring trapping.
Tityus trivittatus would appear to be a good colonizer in new environments, based on the possibility of unisexual reproduction, but also because of their ability to reproduce after fewer molts (three or four) than other Tityus species as T.
The Hawaiian Islands and many other islands in the Pacific Ocean have long been home to Lepidodactylas lugubris, a species of unisexual lizards.
However, I most adamantly am not advocating that the human variety which expresses itself in varying and multiple concepts of masculine and feminine gender be replaced by a monolithic unisexual human norm.
Be sure of berries on holly trees by planting male and female plants together, as they are unisexual, and only the females berry.
It turns out that the most recent listing, from 1991, was written by the decidedly non-homophobic David Crews, who did his work on unisexual (all-female) lizards at Harvard.
This is not a defect, as if human beings would have been made better had they been constructed for unisexual reproduction.
For a botanists description of the American ebonies, Donald Culross Peattie writes, "The persimmons, our American representative of the Ebony genus--display alternate, simple, untoothed leaves and unisexual flowers, commonly all of one sex on a single tree, but sometimes the sexes intermix on the same tree.