Cleistogamy



pertaining to or having pollination occurring in unopened flowers.
noun
self-pollination and fertilization of an unopened flower, as in the flowers of the violet produced in summer Compare chasmogamy
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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