heterostyly

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het·er·o·sty·lous

 (hĕt′ər-ə-stī′ləs)
adj.
Having flowers with styles of differing length, as the primrose.

het′er·o·styled′ adj.
het′er·o·sty′ly n.

heterostyly

(ˈhɛtərəˌstaɪlɪ)
n
(Botany) the condition in certain plants, such as primroses, of having styles of different lengths, each type of style in flowers on different plants, which promotes cross-pollination
[C20: from Greek, from heteros different + stylos pillar]
ˌheteroˈstylous adj
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Pollination biology and the impact of floral display, pollen donors, and distyly on seed production in Arcytophyllum lavarum (Rubiaceae).
Distyly is a complex morphological and physiological polymorphism - the two floral morphs of a distylous species produce flowers that differ reciprocally in style and stamen lengths, and both self- and intramorph fertilizations are partially or completely prevented by self-incompatibility (Ganders 1979; Barrett 1990).
1993), suggest that distyly has arisen from tristyly through the evolutionary loss of the M morph (Lewis and Rao 1971, Lewis 1975).
Distyly and pollen dimorphism in Damnacanthus (Rubiaceae).
Charlesworth D, Charlesworth B (1979) A model for the evolution of distyly.
Others think that dioecism may have evolved from distyly, hence leading
Pollen flow, population composition and the adaptive significance of distyly in Linum tenuifolium.