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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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Despite these differences, cycad pollen still possesses traits similar to anemophilous germplasm in that: a) it lacks a pollenkitt, a liquid fatty substance on the covering pollen grain that attracts insects in entomophilous angiosperms; b) most have an orbicule, which is a small acellular structure of sporopollenin (Pacini et al., 1999); and c) it has a multi-layered, thick sporoderm (Pacini, et al., 1999), which enables it to withstand desiccation, possibly as a result of this gymnosperm's prolonged pollination period.
The pollination of pecan is predominantly carried out by the wind (anemophilous) and is effective up to 49 meters between plants, with a substantial reduction in fruiting in larger spacing (CONNER, 2011; WELLS, 2017).
Inflorescences of this family are characterized by their panicle or spike shapes [1], complex branches, and unique spikelets, as well as inconspicuous and anemophilous flowers without obvious petals and sepals [2, 3].
The caja tree pollination is of the anemophilous type, based on the flowers' anatomical traits.
The long duration of stigmatic receptivity may be a trait inherited from an anemophilous ancestor of tribe Moreae (Khadari et al., 1995), since wind-pollinated species usually have long-lived stigmas (Primack, 1985).
Molecules of allergen components of anemophilous plants, fungal spores, house dust mites, and microbial antigens start actually contacting with the airway from the nasal mucosa, and it is in fact an active process.
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.
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.
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).