Usually wind pollination ( anemophily ) is a primary primitive symptom; however, it could have appeared as a secondary. Insects-pollinated ( entomoph

Entomophily and anemophily in flowers [Pollination insects wind]

Usually wind pollination (anemophily) is a primary primitive symptom; however, it could have appeared as a secondary. Insects-pollinated (entomophilous) forms of plants may have degraded to pollination by wind in evolution process. A wonderful illustration of this situation we can find among the monocots. Due to the transition to anemophily we have a strong reduction of the flower in the families of Poaceae, Cyperaceae and others. Taken from http://worldofschool.org

On the other hand, monocots have a line of development along the path of the complexity of the flower — in connection with the adaptation to the pollination by certain insects. Dicotyledons in this way have reached the highest levels of perfection in the family Asteraceae (Compositae) and monocots in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) have developed a complex and amazing adaptations. These most advanced groups of angiosperms — Asteraceae and Orchidaceae — are now the largest families in the world.

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