Aecium

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aecium

[′ēsh·ē·əm]
(mycology)
The fruiting body or sporocarp of rust fungi.

Aecium

 

one of the types of sporiferous structures of rust fungi. Each aecium has a peridium; the aeciospores are produced in strings within. The genus name Aecidium is applied to some rust fungi that do not exhibit other types of sporiferous structures.