Patterns of sexuality

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker

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Patterns of sexuality

bisexual (= hermaphrodite): bearing both male and female organs together, e.g. on the same gametophyte or in the same flower.

dioecious: having the male and female reproductive structures on separate plants. cf. monoecious.

monoecious: having the male and female reproductive structures in separate flowers but on the same plant. cf. dioecious.

unisexual: bearing only male or only female reproductive organs.