Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having a short style. See heterogonous trimorphism, under heterogonous.

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Examples

  • Moisture filled her cloudy brown eyes and she blinked it back behind her gold-rimmed glasses, then tugged at the edges of her short-styled, black-and-gray wig to straighten it.

    Surrender the Dark

  • When an insect visits a flower with short stamens, that part is covered with pollen which in the short-styled (but long-stamened) flower will strike the stigma, as the pistil in one flower is almost exactly of the length of the stamens in the other form.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • It is possible to raise from dimorphic species, both long-styled and short-styled illegitimate plants, and from trimorphic plants all three illegitimate forms.

    IX. Hybridism. Reciprocal Dimorphism and Trimorphism

  • Leaving the short-styled primrose, we come now to the last of our group of retrograde varieties.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • _O. brevistylis_, or the short-styled evening primrose, is the most curious of all my new forms.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • Conversely, an insect visiting a short-styled plant would dust its proboscis at a part farther from the tip; which, when the insect subsequently visited a long-styled flower, would again come just opposite to the head of the pistil.

    The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In

  • An insect thrusting its proboscis down a primrose of the long-styled form (Fig. 12) would dust its proboscis at a part (_a_) which, when it visited a short-styled flower (Fig. 13), would come just opposite the head of the pistil

    The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In

  • Hence we see that by this beautiful arrangement insects must carry the pollen of the long-styled form to the short-styled, and _vice versâ_.

    The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In

  • But an insect visiting, first, a long-styled plant, would deposit the pollen on the stigma of another plant of the same kind if it were next visited; and this is probably the reason why the wild short-styled plants were found to be almost always most productive of seed, since they must be all fertilised by the other form, whereas the long-styled plants might often be fertilised by their own form.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • It will be seen, by the figures, that the arrangement is such that a bee visiting the flowers will carry the pollen from the long anthers of the short-styled form to the stigma of the long-styled form, while it would never reach the stigma of another plant of the short-styled form.

    Darwinism (1889)

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