variants or less commonly heteroecious
: having archegonia and antheridia either on the same branch or on different branches of the same plant compare paroicous, polyoicous

Word History


heter- + -oicous, -oecious (from Greek oikos dwelling + English -ous)

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“Heteroicous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroicous. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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