heterostyled


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het·er·o·sty·lous

 (hĕt′ər-ə-stī′ləs)
adj.
Having flowers with styles of differing length, as the primrose.

het′er·o·styled′ adj.
het′er·o·sty′ly n.

heterostyled

(ˈhɛtərəʊˌstaɪld)
adj
(Botany) having styles of varying lengths relative to the stamens
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Darwin concluded that because crosses between different flower forms produced more seed than crosses between like flower forms, "the benefit which heterostyled dimorphic plants derive from the existence of the two forms is sufficiently obvious, namely, the intercrossing of distinct plants being thus ensured" (Darwin, 1986: p.