[dahy-kluh-nuh s, dahy-klahy-]
- (of a plant species, variety, etc.) having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers, either on the same plant or on different plants; either monoecious or dioecious.
- (of a flower) having only stamens or only pistils; unisexual.
Origin of diclinous
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Diclinous, having the stamens in one flower, the pistils in another, 85.The Elements of Botany
Most of them have an acrid milky juice, and diclinous or monœcious flowers.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Diclinous, dī′kli-nus, adj. having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.
Pinus is also peculiar in the dimorphism of shoots and leaves and in their constant interrelations with the diclinous flowers.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
- (of flowering plants) bearing unisexual flowers
- (of flowers) unisexualCompare monoclinous
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- Bearing imperfect flowers; having carpels and stamens in different flowers. A monoecious plant is diclinous since it bears male and female flowers separately, even though on the same plant. Dioecious plants are also diclinous, since an individual plant will bear flowers of only one sex. Compare monoclinous.
- Having only stamens or only pistils; unisexual. Used of flowers.
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