xenogamy


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Related to xenogamy: xenogeny, xerarch

xe·nog·a·my

 (zĭ-nŏg′ə-mē)
xe·nog′a·mous adj.

xenogamy

(zɛˈnɒɡəmɪ)
n
(Botany) botany another name for cross-fertilization
xeˈnogamous adj

xenogamy

cross-fertilization in plants or flowers.
See also: Plants
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We performed the following five treatments: self-pollination, spontaneous self-pollination, geitonogamy, xenogamy and agamospermy.
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.
Different flower sexes and breeding systems have been reported for Bromeliaceae (Table 1) ranging from bisexual flowers to unisexual flowers and from xenogamy to cleistogmy.
NEXT PROJECT: "Look into the Past with Madame Xenogamy," an installation at Dance Theater Workshop this spring.