anemophilous


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anemophilous

[¦an·ə¦mäf·ə·ləs]
(botany)
Pollinated by wind-carried pollen.
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Although all gymnosperm pollination was thought to be anemophilous (i.e., wind pollinated), pollination of cycads by insects (entomophily) has been reported widely (Stevenson et al., 1998) and proven experimentally in seven out of 10 extant genera: Bowenia, Cycas, Encephalartos Lepidozamia, Macrozamia, Stangeria and Zamia (Xaba, 2014).
chinensis is anemophilous and male flowers produce copious quantities of pollen (from 113 000 to 181 000 pollen grains per flower; Buchmann 1987).
obtusifolia is anemophilous. Normal maturation rates and 80%-98% germination rates were obtained from seeds collected from infructescences protected from visitation by both large and small insects but not from wind-dispersed pollen from male trees.
The family includes six genera of deciduous, monoecious, and anemophilous woody plants with alternate and simple leaves, much reduced unisexual flowers with sessile or extremely short pedicels, and nuts.
In this work, the most important polliniferous plants of the Yucatan Peninsula were determined, although many of the plants visited by the European and the Africanized honeybees were also anemophilous. Also foraging strategies of Apis mellifera are discussed in relation with the most important polliniferous plants.