chasmogamous

[ kaz-mog-uh-muh s ]
/ kæzˈmɒg ə məs /

adjective Botany.

pertaining to or having pollination occur in a fully opened flower.
Compare cleistogamous.

Origin of chasmogamous

First recorded in 1955–60

Related forms

chas·mog·a·my, noun
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Examples from the Web for chasmogamous

  • Almost all these plants, as Darwin pointed out, have also chasmogamous flowers which render cross-fertilisation possible.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others