Cleistogamous



pertaining to or having pollination occurring in unopened flowers.
Historical Examples

Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Margaret Armstrong
Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879 Various
Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

cleistogamous
(klī-stŏg’ə-məs)
Of or relating to a flower that does not open and is self-pollinated in the bud. The fertile flowers of the violet are inconspicuous and cleistogamous, while the plant’s more familiar showy flowers are usually infertile.

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