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n. Greek Mythology
The son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who became united in one body with the nymph Salmacis.

[Latin Hermaphrodītus, from Greek Hermaphrodītos : Hermēs, Hermes + Aphrodītē, Aphrodite; see Aphrodite.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
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It is naturally a monoecious plant with pistillate and staminate flowering pattern.
MAIZE is a monoecious plant with male (staminate inflorescence) and female (pistillate inflorescence) flowers formed in separate parts of the same plant, leading to a high degree of cross-pollination between plants.
Wild rice is a monoecious plant with flowers in a branching panicle.
The production of specialized male and female flowers in a single monoecious plant is clearly a developmental modification rather than the kind of simple dichotomous genetic trait proposed for the species that evolved via gynodioecy.
Overwintering in the north seemed to have no ill effect on dioecious plants: by July 1988, the dioecious plants were on average 10-fold larger than the average monoecious plant.
The species has mainly monoecious plants but also genotypes with dioecious plants are found, a non-typical behavior in some disturbed areas.
Migalj (1969) found that the acetolyzed pollen grains of dioecious strains tended to have a diameter averaging about 33 pm, while the grains of monoecious strains were smaller, with a diameter averaging about 27 pm; and the pollen of dioecious plants was also more uniform, while that of monoecious plants were more variable in size and in number of pores.
The monoecious plants have a propensity to self-fertilize due to the proximity of the male flowers to the female flowers (Franssen et al.
Among monoecious plants, the classification of the plant that supplied the pollen is written first, followed by the classification of the plant that supplied the ovule and developed the seed.