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From Ancient Greek μόνος (mónos, alone, solitary; mono-) +‎ οἶκος (oîkos, house, dwelling-place).



monoecious (not comparable)

  1. (botany, invertebrate) Having both the male and female reproductive organs in the same individual, either in different flowers[1] or in the same or different flowers[2]; hermaphrodite.
    • 1978, A. J. E. Smith, Cytogenetics, Biosystematics and Evolution in the Bryophyta, H. W. Woolhouse (editor), Advances in Botanical Research, Volume 6, page 247,
      Further, species which show continuous variation that is not amenable to orthodox taxonomic treatment, and this is the situation in many monoecious plants, are treated as invariable.
    • 1997, LeRoy Holm, Jerry Doll, Eric Holm, Juan Pancho, James Herberger, World Weeds: Natural Histories and Distribution, page 398,
      Recently, monoecious plants have been found in several places in the United States. The plants of Australia are monoecious and dioecious.
    • 1999, Monica A. Geber, Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants, page 70,
      Two factors are likely to allow the establishment of forms with reduced pollen output (i.e., fewer male flowers) in a monoecious population: increased seed fitness as a result of an increase in the ratio of female to male flowers, and a reduced rate of self-fertilisation.

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  1. ^ Hickey, M. & King, C. (2001), The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms, Cambridge University Press
  2. ^ Beentje, Henk. (2010), The Kew Plant Glossary, Richmond, Surrey: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, →ISBN