apothecium


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Related to apothecium: cleistothecium, perithecium, perithecia

apothecium

[¦ap·ə¦thēsh·əm]
(mycology)
A spore-bearing structure in some Ascomycetes and lichens in which the fruiting surface or hymenium is exposed during spore maturation.
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Fruiting body substellate, elongated, round or disk-like, sessile with upper cortex; an apothecium IV--CRUSTOSE LICHENS WITH APOTHECIA I--FOLIOSE LICHENS 1.