cleistogamic

cleistogamous

[klahy-stog-uh-muhs]
adjective Botany.
pertaining to or having pollination occurring in unopened flowers.
Also, cleistogamic [klahy-stuh-gam-ik] .
Compare chasmogamous.


Origin:
1880–85; cleisto- + -gamous

cleistogamously, cleistogamically, adverb
cleistogamy, noun
noncleistogamic, adjective
noncleistogamous, adjective
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cleistogamy (klaɪˈstɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
Compare chasmogamy self-pollination and fertilization of an unopened flower, as in the flowers of the violet produced in summer
 
cleis'togamous
 
adj
 
cleistogamic
 
adj

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cleistogamous   (klī-stŏg'ə-məs)  Pronunciation Key 
Of or relating to a flower that does not open and is self-pollinated in the bud. The fertile flowers of the violet are inconspicuous and cleistogamous, while the plant's more familiar showy flowers are usually infertile.
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