(bot.) Having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.
Bearing imperfect flowers; having carpels and stamens in different flowers. A monoecious plant is diclinous since it bears male and female flowers separately, even though on the same plant. Dioecious plants are also diclinous, since an individual plant will bear flowers of only one sex.
Having only stamens or only pistils; unisexual. Used of flowers.
di– Greek klīnēbed, couchklei- in Indo-European roots –ous
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Diclinous Sentence Examples
Xenogamy is of course the only possible method in diclinous plants; it is also the usual method in monoclinous plants, owing to the fact that stamens and carpels often mature at different times (dichogamy), the plants being proterandrous or proterogynous.
When only one of those organs is present the flower is unisexual or diclinous, and is either male (staminate), j, or female (pistillate), ?
By the suppression of the verticil of the stamens, or of the carpels, flowers become unisexual or diclinous, and by the suppression of one or both of the floral envelopes, monochlamydeous and achlamydeous flowers are produced.
Hermaphrodite or bisexual flowers are those in which both these organs are found; unisexual or diclinous are those in which only one of these organs appears, - those bearing stamens only, being staminiferous or " male "; those having the pistil only, pistilliferous or " female."