hercogamy

hercogamy

(hɜːˈkɒɡəmɪ)
n
(Botany) (of flowers) the prevention of self-fertilization
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The yellow passion fruit has floral characteristics such as hercogamy (stylet located above the anthers), the protandry (maturing pollen grains before the stigma is receptive) and a self-incompatibility system (Angel-Coca et al., 2011; Dai & Galloway, Which makes cross-pollination indispensable for fruit and seed production (Yockteng et al., 2011).