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Characteristics of insect-pollinated and wind-pollinated flowers differ
In the table below list the possible differences between both wind and insect pollinated flowers 6) 5) 4) 3) 2) 1) Wind-pollinated flower Insect-pollinated flower Characteristic
Usually absent Often present to attract insects 2) Nectar Flowers do not have scent Flowers are fragrant or sweet-smelling 3 ) Scent absent May be present 7) Nectar guides (marking that guide insects to nectar) Protrude + large & feathery large s.a. to catch pollen floating in air Usually small and compact, not feathery and do not protrude; sticky so that pollen grains setting on them are not easily displaced 6) Stigmas Usually have long, slender filaments that sway in the slightest wind pollen grains easily shaken out from anthers May not be pendulous 5) Stamens Abundant; small, smooth, dry, light buoyant & easily blown about by wind Fairly abundant; large, sticky and heavy, rough surfaces to cling onto insects’ bodies 4) Pollen Usually small, dull-coloured and scentless (unattractive to insects) Usually large, brightly coloured and scented to attract insects.If flower small form an influorescence 1) Flowers Wind-pollinated flower Insect-pollinated flower Characteristic