How to use Proterogynous in a sentence

proterogynous
  • The flower is termed proterandrous or proterogynous according as anthers or stigmas mature first.

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  • Xenogamy is of course the only possible method in diclinous plants; it is also the usual method in monoclinous plants, owing to the fact that stamens and carpels often mature at different times (dichogamy), the plants being proterandrous or proterogynous.

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  • In other plants, but more rarely, the pistil is perfected before the stamens, as in Potentilla argentea, Plantago major, Coix Lachryma, and they are termed proterogynous.

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