Female and male trees

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 27 15:35:35 EST 1995


In <mturner.557.00046647 at acpub.duke.edu> mturner at acpub.duke.edu (mel
turner) writes: 
>
>In article <E0181001330656705252000847 at TEXAS> petor at texas.snafu.de
(Peter Hein) writes:
>>Hello there!
>>How can I distinguish between female and male trees. Do all common
trees  
>>have male and female counterparts?
>
>     Some familiar kinds do have separate "male" and "female" plants
[the 
>botanical word for this is "dioecious"], but most don't.  You can tell
pretty 
>easily -- do some trees  produce all the pollen, and other trees
produce 
>all the seeds [fruits or seed cones]?  
>
>     Some dioecious examples: Ginkgo;  red cedar [Juniperus]; date
palms 
>[Phoenix];  wax myrtles [Myrica];  poplars [Populus]; hollies [Ilex];
all 
>cycads; marijuana [Cannabis]; etc...
>mdt
>>>Don't forget to include pear and apple trees. Some species require
cross polination to bear fruit. Othewise all you get is flowers and
later firewood as you get smart and cut them down...personal
experience!




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