xenogamy


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xenogamy

[zə′näg·ə·mē]
(botany)
Cross-fertilization between flowers on different plants.
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All flowers used for the study of manual self-pollination, geitonogamy and xenogamy initiated the ovary development, though in some treatments there was subsequent abortion.
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.
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.
cross-fertilization is outbreeding, allogamy and xenogamy (fertilization