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dioecious

Botanical term (diocese) for plants that carry either only male or only female sexual organs - so to speak "on two different houses" (plants). For fertilization it is necessary that the male seeds (pollen) reach the female flowers. This happens in different ways, for example through wind or bees. Usually are Wild vines dioecious; but the cultivated vine is monoecious and possesses two-sexed hermaphrodite, See also below blossom and Vines systematics,

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