Definition of dichogamous in English:

dichogamous

adjective

Botany
  • See dichogamy

    • ‘Flowers are unisexual, dichogamous in nature and, thus, most species are open-pollinated.’
    • ‘The breeding system of the dichogamous hermaphrodite species Silene acutifolia, endemic to north-west Spain and north and central Portugal, is examined.’
    • ‘Darwin deduced that the first flowers to open sometimes aborted because they were of no use in dichogamous hermaphrodite plants.’
    • ‘This is despite a large, showy floral display and the dichogamous system of the species.’