doug_jensen at SMTPGTWY.BEREA.EDU
Wed Nov 20 15:09:34 EST 1996
I understand that Rhamnus cathartica and R. frangula are polygamodioecious. I
don't know what might be polygamomonoecious.
The real reason I'm writing is because I worry that, with the overabundance of
terms regarding plant sexuality and the urge to apply one of them to each plant,
we may be ignoring a further difference among plants. Some of them change sex
and thus change from one term to another. Of course, the way botany is, we
probably have a term that represents each possible type of sexual transformation
and the frequency of the transformation. Let's see--what's semi-annually
androdioeciously-gamomonoecious? If these terms do exist, they are probably in
Radford, Dickison, Massey and Bell's text (the phonebook-style one, not
Radford's green text).
What would be some examples of polygamo-monecious, dioecious plants?? I
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