apogamy definition

  • noun:
    • Botany The development of an embryo with no occurrence of fertilization.
    • Asexual reproduction of a totally formed plant directly from a bud.
    • The formation of a bud in place of a fertilized ovule or oƶspore.
    • In botany: generally speaking, the absence of intimate reproductive energy, the plant perpetuating itself only by vegetative means, as buds, bulbs, etc. In higher cryptogams, the instant development of the most perfect plant from the prothallus without having the usual input of intimate organs.
    • Mating, pairing, or relationship randomly, or without mindful or involuntary preference; pangamy.
    • (botany) improvement an embryo without fertilization; particularly the development in some ferns of a sporophyte through the gametophyte without fertilization

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