Cleistogamous sentence example
The cleistogamous flowers are developed before or after the normal open flowers at seasons less s-- favourable for cross-pollination.
Flowers which are closed at the time of maturity of anthers and stigmas are termed cleistogamous.
Many plants produce, in addition to ordinary open flowers, so-called cleistogamous flowers, which remain permanently closed but which notwithstanding produce fruit; in these the corolla is inconspicuous or absent and the pollen grows from the anther on to the stigma of the same flower.
Amphicarpum, native in the southeastern United States, has fertile cleistogamous spikelets on filiform runners at the base of the culm, those on the terminal panicle are sterile.Advertisement