anemophilous


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anemophilous

[¦an·ə¦mäf·ə·ləs]
(botany)
Pollinated by wind-carried pollen.
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The preceding observations are generally consistent with the biogeographic distribution of anemophilous species (Whitehead 1983).
Orbicules are also very common in anemophilous species where offering a floral reward would be superfluous.
1992) and the production of paniculate, anemophilous infloresences with unisexual male flowers apically, and female or hermaphroditic flowers basally.
It seems that only species that resprout can carry the anemophilous mode of pollination.
Among the anemophilous species, some have most of the typical features, not surprisingly among the Chenopodiaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, Poaceae, Urticaceae, and the genera Coprosma, Dysopsis, Empetrum, Gunnera, Haloragis, Peperomia, Plantago, and Lactoris (Bernardello et al.
First, in strictly anemophilous species, such as Lolium perenne, plastids first develop into chromoplast, later in elaioplast, and then are resorbed with the other tapetal cell components (Pacini et al.
We argue that the atmospheric parameters specified for neutral conditions are not typical for most anemophilous pollen liberation and dispersal, and present results of simulations using more-realistic parameter-values.
1995: 81) speculated: "Perhaps their presence [orbicules] together with pollen grains, especially anemophilous, will also allow us to relate them with a system for a better dispersion of these pollen grains by the wind.
Cronquist (1981) indicated that Flagellaria is apparently anemophilous, but did not comment on the pollination mode of Joinvillea.
Thus, in anemophilous plants, male and female reproductive success depends on aerodynamic features that are functionally opposite one another and should lead to concave gain curves.