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1. The transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma of the same flower; autogamy.
2. The transfer of pollen from an anther of one flower to a stigma of another flower on the same plant; geitonogamy.

self′-pol′li·nate′ v.


v.i., v.t. -pollinated, -pollinating.
to undergo or cause to undergo self-pollination.
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The degree to which a plant is able to self-pollinate, depends on the position and the time of release of anthers in relation to the stigma (Free, 1993).
Alternatively, the ability to self-pollinate might also serve to counteract pollinator unpredictability and facilitate reproductive assurance when pollinator visits are limited (Levin, 1972).
affinis are especially good pollinators, since even plants that can self-pollinate produce more and bigger fruit when pollinated by the rusty patched bumblebee.
Most tomatoes will self-pollinate, but sometimes insects carry pollen from one variety to another.
Heirloom seeds are from plants whose flowers self-pollinate.
This ability to self-pollinate and remain relatively stable is perhaps part of the reason many heirloom varieties have survived.
First, there is an impressive body of literature that shows that many orchid species self-pollinate when pollinators are rare or absent (Burns-Balogh & Bernhardt, 1988; Catling, 1990; Neiland & Wilcock, 1998).
Sweet peas self-pollinate just before the flowers open and so no cross-pollination can therefore take place.