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Pollinated by wind-dispersed pollen.


(Botany) (of flowering plants such as grasses) pollinated by the wind. Compare entomophilous
ˌaneˈmophily n


(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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The caja tree pollination is of the anemophilous type, based on the flowers' anatomical traits.
Barth (2005) reported that nectar plants are more important than pollen plants for honey production, although some of the pollen found in honey is from anemophilous and polliniferous plants.
For this purpose, this article is organized into three main sections: (1) a brief review of some basic aerodynamic concepts pertaining to wind pollination, (2) a consideration of the functional traits of most anemophilous species, and (3) a re-evaluation of the data previously reported for the two species of Ephedra.
that are anemophilous (wind-pollinated) trees and have been shown to cause pollen allergies among local people (Belmonte and Vila 2004; Carinanos and Casares-Porcel 2011; Gabarra et al.
Such conditions of low local productivity coupled with input from long distance dispersal serves to elevate a few anemophilous pollen types in the percentage data, yielding proportions that do not reflect local vegetation (Hansen et al.
Therefore, I conducted a field study of pollens of anemophilous flowers and plants that bloom during March and April in Nikko, and identified Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese cedar), Chamaecyparis (Japanese cypress), Betula, and Pinus densiflora.
In order to evaluate the botanical origin of the honeys, records of the presence of pollen grains from nectariferous and non-nectariferous plants (entomophilous and anemophilous ones) were also performed according to the literature (Barth, 1989, 2005).
Enormous number of pollen grains, 624 millions/plant, are produced which are anemophilous, that is, wind pollinated.
Pollen spectrum is consisted of the pollen brought by bees and the anemophilous pollen added to the resin.
Several studies have proved that pollens especially those are anemophilous cause allergy [11].