Homothallic vs Monoecious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between homothallic and monoecious
is that homothallic
is (of some algae and fungi) producing male and female reproductive structures in the same plant while monoecious
is (botany) that has male and female reproductive organs on the same individual plant (rather than on separate individuals), either in different flowers
[hickey, m & king, c (2001), the cambridge illustrated glossary of botanical terms'', cambridge university press]
or in the same or different flowers
[beentje, henk (2010), ''the kew plant glossary , richmond, surrey: royal botanic gardens, kew, isbn 978-1-84246-422-9]
(of some algae and fungi) Producing male and female reproductive structures in the same plant.
(botany) That has male and female reproductive organs on the same individual plant (rather than on separate individuals), either in different flowers
[Hickey, M. & King, C. (2001), The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms'', Cambridge University Press] or in the same or different flowers [Beentje, Henk. (2010), ''The Kew Plant Glossary , Richmond, Surrey: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, ISBN 978-1-84246-422-9]
* 1978 , A. J. E. Smith, Cytogenetics, Biosystematics and Evolution in the Bryophyta'', H. W. Woolhouse (editor), ''Advances in Botanical Research , Volume 6,
* 1997 , LeRoy Holm, Jerry Doll, Eric Holm, Juan Pancho, James Herberger, World Weeds: Natural Histories and Distribution ,
- 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.
* 1999 , Monica A. Geber, Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants ,
- Recently, monoecious' plants have been found in several places in the United States. The plants of Australia are ' monoecious and dioecious.
- 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.