- pertaining to or having pollination occur in a fully opened flower.
Origin of chasmogamous
First recorded in 1955–60
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- botany the production of flowers that open, so as to expose the reproductive organs and allow cross-pollinationCompare cleistogamy
Word Origin for chasmogamy
C20: from New Latin (flores) chasmogami from Greek khasma chasm + -gamy
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