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Related to geitonogamy: dichogamy, autogamy, xenogamy


Transfer of pollen from an anther of one flower to a stigma of another flower on the same plant.

[Greek geitōn, geiton-, neighbor + -gamy.]

gei′to·nog′a·mous adj.


(Botany) botany the transfer of pollen to a stigma of a different flower on the same plant
[C19: from Greek geitōn neighbour + -gamy]
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There were no significant differences in average number of matured pods per raceme, percentage of matured and aborted pods between bagged self pollinated flowers, cross pollinated flowers, Geitonogamy, and open pollinated flowers.
1 seeds per pod respectively) and higher seed germination percentage (82% and 94% respectively) than did self pollinated and geitonogamy flowers.
We performed the following five treatments: self-pollination, spontaneous self-pollination, geitonogamy, xenogamy and agamospermy.
All flowers used for the study of manual self-pollination, geitonogamy and xenogamy initiated the ovary development, though in some treatments there was subsequent abortion.
Treatment 2) The flower was emasculated as above, but not bagged, so that seeds that matured would be the result of either geitonogamy (in which an ovule is fertilized by pollen from a different flower on the same plant) or xenogamy (in which the pollen is transferred from a different individual), but not intrafloral self-pollination.
Culley, 2000, 2002) as well as geitonogamy (Stewart, 1994).
via prior selfing, delayed selfing, or geitonogamy (Ortega-Olivencia et
responses to variability may reduce geitonogamy, but the actual cues
are more rewarding, however, rates of geitonogamy may be relatively
Nonetheless, self-crossing is common, but in the form of geitonogamy (pollen transfer among flowers of the same individual).
Because neotropical rain-forest palms do not produce fruits by selfing or apomixis and because geitonogamy is rare in many species (Eguiarte et al.
This will often involve visiting multiple flowers on the same plant, leading to geitonogamy (self-pollination among flowers on the same individual).