Journal of Genetics

, Volume 38, Issue 1–2, pp 353–356 | Cite as

A note on the determination of sex of plantain flowers

  • A. C. Joshi


The sex of the flowers of plantain depends upon the amount of nourishment available. When there is plenty of nourishment, female flowers and fruits are formed. When the plants are exhausted and only a small amount of nourishment is available for the growing flowers, the latter differentiate as male flowers.


Female Flower Male Flower sexuM Expression Time Fall Transformat 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1939

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Joshi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyBenares Hindu UniversityIndia

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