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self-compatible

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Capable of self-fertilization.

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Examples

  • Some plants are self-fertile or self-compatible and can pollinate themselves (e.g., they act as their own pollenizer).

    Pollination

  • Studies of compatibility of about 14% of the flora indicate that 85% of these species are self-compatible, but their level of autogamy is low.

    Juan Fernández Islands temperate forests

  • Cleistogamous flowers by necessity are self-compatible or self-fertile plants. [

    Pollination

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