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Pollinated by wind-dispersed pollen.
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(Botany) (of flowering plants such as grasses) pollinated by the wind. Compare entomophilous
ˌaneˈmophily n
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(ˌæn əˈmɒf ə ləs)

fertilized by wind-borne pollen or spores.
an`e•moph′i•ly, n.
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Adj.1.anemophilous - of flowering plants (especially grasses etc) that are pollinated by the windanemophilous - of flowering plants (especially grasses etc) that are pollinated by the wind
entomophilous - of flowering plants (especially orchids etc) that are pollinated by insects
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Anemophily is also more common in early successional vegetation and on remote islands (Carlquist 1966; Regal 1982).
g., insects, birds, bats), but it can shift with little or no modification to anemophily. In some plants, rigidly fixed anthers may have evolved from versatile anthers as bees replaced generalist visitors, being versatile anthers commonly found in both monocots and dicots, in some basal taxonomic groups as well as many advanced ones (D'Arcy, 1996).
The most important plant reproductive attributes for habitat colonization were ripe fruit phenology, adichogamy-non-herchogamy, anemophily or polyphily pollination, high reproductive efficiency, and abiotic or unspecialized seed dispersal.