Plant sex refers to the presence and distribution of flowers with different sexes in an individual plant.
1 Hermaphroditic: All the flowers of the plant are bisexual.
2 Monoecious (mono-one; oikos-house): Both male and female flowers are present in the same plant Example: Coconut.
3 Dioecious (di-two: oikos-house): Male and Female flowers are present on separate plants. Example: Papaya, Palmyra.
4 Polygamous: The condition in which bisexual and unisexual (staminate/ pistillate) flowers occur in a same plant is called polygamous. It is of several types. See box. Example: Musa, Mangifera.
Andromonoecious: A plant with both male flowers and bisexual flowers.
Gynomonoecious: A plant with both pistillate and bisexual flowers.
Polygamomonoecious: A plant with pistillate, staminate and bisexual flowers. It is also called trimonoecious.
Androdioecious: A plant with staminate flowers on one individual and bisexual flower on other individual
Gynodioecious: A plant with pistillate flowers on one individual and bisexual flowers on other individual.
Polygamodioecious: A plant with staminate flowers and bisexual in one individual and pistillate flowers and bisexual flowers in other individual.
Trioecious: A plant with staminate,pistillate and bisexual flowers on different individuals