Dioecious sentence example
Care should be taken in collecting charae to secure, in the case of dioecious species, specimens of both forms, and also to get when possible the roots of those species on which the small granular starchy bodies or gemmae are found, as in C. fragifera.
A conspicuous example of a dioecious plant is the common aucuba, of which for years only the female plant was known in Britain.
The plant is usually dioecious, that is the sexes are on different plants, but can change from year to year!
In the case of unisexual flowers, whether monoecious, that is, with staminate and pistillate flowers on one and the same plant, such as many of our native trees - oak, beech, birch, alder, &c., or dioecious with staminate and pistillate flowers on different plants, as in willows and poplars, cross pollination only is possible.
Fortunei, the true Japanese plant is dioecious, and both sexes have received specific names, S. fragrans being simply the male of the true S. japonica.Advertisement
The Acanthocephala are dioecious.
Smilacoideae are climbing shrubs with broad net-veined leaves and small dioecious flowers in umbels springing from the leaf-axils; the fruit is a berry.
The Kinorhyncha are dioecious.
Spinifex, a dioecious grass, is widespread on the coasts of Australia and eastern Asia, forming an important sand-binder.
Dioecious; flowers in the form of cones, except the female flowers of Cycas, which consist of a rosette of leaf-like carpels at the apex of the stem.Advertisement
The flowers are dioecious.
The flowers are dioecious, rarely monoecious, provided with one or two perianths.
When the male and female flowers of a species are found on separate plants, the term dioecious is applied, as in Mercurialis and hemp; and when a species has male, female and hermaphrodite flowers on the same or different plants, as in Parietaria, it is polygamous.
The hemp plant, like the hop, which is of the same natural order, Cannabinaceae, is dioecious, i.e.
Cross-fertilization must of necessity occur when the flowers are structurally unisexual, as in the hazel, in which the male and female flowers are monoecious, or separate on the same plant, and in the willow, in which they are dioecious, or on different plants.Advertisement
Many modifications in details occur, and the plants may be dioecious.
Sipunculoids are dioecious, and the ova and spermatozoa are formed from the modified cells lining the body-cavity, which are heaped up into a low ridge running along the line of origin of the retractor muscles.
These plants grow in swampy forests, and, being dioecious and varying much in the form of leaf in different individuals, are imperfectly known to botanists, only two species having been identified with certainty.
The genus is a member of the natural order Smiliaceae, and constitutes the tribe Smilacoidide, characterized by its climbing habit, net-veined leaves and dioecious flowers.