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allotropous having nectar accessible to all kinds of insects.
anemochore a plant in which the fruits or seeds are dispersed by wind.
anemochorous of or like an anemochore, a plant in which the fruits or seeds are dispersed by wind.
anemophilous pollinated by wind.
anemophily pollination by the wind.
autoallogamy the ability of some plants of a species to cross-pollinate and others to self-pollinate.
caprification a method of promoting the pollination of figs by hanging branches of caprifig flowers so that parasitic gall-wasps living on the female flowers can carry pollen to the wild fig.
caprify to pollinate by caprification.
cleistogamy the production of small flowers which do not open and in which self-pollination occurs.
clistogamy the production of small flowers which do not open and in which self-pollination occurs.
ectogenic relating to ectogeny, the effect of pollen on the tissues of a plant.
ectogenically (Adv.) ECTOGENIC, relating to ectogeny.
ectogeny the effect of pollen on the tissues of a plant.
elaiosome an oil-rich body on seeds that attracts ants and thus effects seed dispersal.
endozoic having seeds dispersed by animals that swallow them.
entomophilous of flowers, pollinated by insects.
entomophily seed plants which are pollinated by insects are said to be entomophilous.
entozoal having seeds dispersed by animals that swallow them.
entozoic having seeds dispersed by animals that swallow them.
geitonogamous relating to geitonogamy, pollination of a flower by another flower on the same plant.
geitonogamy pollination of a flower by another flower on the same plant.
hercogamous related to hercogamy, the prevention of self-pollination in plants.
hercogamy the prevention of self-pollination in plants.
herkogamy the prevention of self-pollination in plants.
hydrophilous water-loving; pollinated by agency of water.
malacophilous of plants, pollinated by snails.
malacophily pollination by snails.
myiophilous pollinated by flies.
myiophily pollination of plants by flies.
myophilous pollinated by flies.
myophily pollination of plants by flies.
myrmecochory the dispersal of fruits and seeds by ants.
ornithophilous of flowers, pollinated by birds.
ornithophily pollination by birds.
pollen the microspore of seed plants; (verb) to cover or fertilise with pollen.
pollenate to fertilise with pollen.
polleniferous bearing pollen.
polleniser an agent that pollenises.
pollenizer an agent that pollenizes.
pollinate to fertilise with pollen.
pollination the process of transferring the pollen from its place of production to the place where the egg cell is produced.
pollinator an agent that pollinates.
pollinic related to pollen.
polliniferous producing pollen; adapted for carrying pollen.
pollinise to pollinate.
pollinium a coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids.
pollinize to pollinate.
pollinizer an agent that pollenizes.
porogamic relating to porogamy, the fertilization of seed plants by the entry of a pollen-tube through the micropyle.
porogamy the fertilization of seed plants by the entry of a pollen-tube through the micropyle.
postpollination taking place after pollination.
psychophily pollination by butterflies.
sternotribe pollinated by touching an insect's undersurface.
xenia the effect on a hybrid strain produced by transferring pollen from one strain to the seed of another strain.
zoochore a plant dispersed by animals.
zoochory the condition of being a zoochore, a plant dispersed by animals.
zoophile a lover of animals; a plant pollinated by animals.