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Which of the statements below is not characteristic of wind…

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Which of the statements below is not characteristic of wind-pollinated flowers?

A. Stigmas are usually large and feathery

B. Nectary is usually absent

C. The pollen grains have rough spiny surfaces

D. The flowers are not scented

QUICK ANSWER…

C

DETAILS…

Rough spiny surfaces aren’t known as one of the properties of wind-pollinated flowers.

Wind pollinated flowers must have pollen grains and stigmas that support easy and efficient transfer during pollination.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect. Stigmas are truly usually large and feathery.
  2. Option B is incorrect. Yes, nectary is usually absent.
  3. C is correct. spiny surfaces are not part of the characteristics.
  4. D is not the correct answer. The scent is only required for insect, or animal pollinated flowers.

KEY-POINTS…

You may please note these/this:

Some of the characteristics of wind-pollinated flowers are:

  • The pollen grains are usually small.
  • The pollen grains are light.
  • The pollen grains are sticky.
  • No need for scents.
  • No need for attractive colors.
  • No need for nectary.
  • The pollen grains are usually large in quantity.
  • The pollen grains are sticky.
  • The stigmas are usually large for wider coverage.
  • The stigmas are usually sticky.
  • The stigmas are usually feathery to easily catch flying pollen grains.
  • Most have no petals.
  • Etc.

/ culled from 2021 JAMB-UTME BIOLOGY question 2 /

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    Wind pollinated flowers must have pollen grains and stigmas that support easy and efficient transfer during pollination.

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