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Synonyms for dioecious

having male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals

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For example, Pennington and Sarukhan (1968) related dioecism in Mexico, Bawa and Opler (1975) described monoecism in Costa Rica and Croat (1978) showed that in Panama the majority of flowers were bisexual.
Others think that dioecism may have evolved from distyly, hence leading
Vertebrate pollination and the maintenance of dioecism in Freycinetia.
Baker (1967) noted that in animals "autogamous hermaphroditism provides the mechanism for ready establishment," whereas in plants "apomixis and purely vegetative reproduction are also available to replace self-incompatible hermaphroditism (and monoecism) or dioecism.