Monoecious, Dioecious and ?
purves at thuban.ac.hmc.edu
Thu Jan 27 11:33:41 EST 2005
After seeing the good responses from David Hershey and Doug Jensen, I
to take a peek at the Random House Webster's Unabridged. The following
definitions in Webster might be of interest:
SYNOICOUS: Bot. having male and female flowers on one head, as in many
composite plants. Also, synecious, synoecious.
<this wouldn't appear to be what is sought, namely a plant with all
MONOCLINOUS: Bot. (of a plant, species, etc.) having both the stamens and
pistils in the same flower.
HERMAPHRODITIC: Bot. monoclinous.
Then, of course, there are polygamous species, with both bisexual and
flowers on the same plant... just to complicate life.
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