autoicous


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autoicous

(ɔːˈtɔɪkəs)
adj
(Botany) (of plants, esp mosses) having male and female reproductive organs on the same plant
[C19: from auto- + Greek oikos dwelling]
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Adj.1.autoicous - having male and female reproductive organs in separate clusters on the same plant
monecious, monoecious, monoicous - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal
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It is an autoicous species, which means the perichaetia and perigonia occur on the same plant, but never on the same stem or branch.
Autoicous. Perichaetia lateral on stem above usually numerous perigonia; inner perichaetial leaves straight, not plicate, ovate-lanceolate, erect, margin entire or slightly sinuate, apex abruptly and shortly to longly acuminate, costa long and single, almost reaching the apex, cells linear, thin-walled, smooth, sometimes initial cells of rhizoids present in upper part of perichaetial leaves; vaginula naked.