Strobilus

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strobilus

[′sträb·ə·ləs]
(botany)
A conelike structure made up of sporophylls, or spore-bearing leaves, as in Equisetales.
The cone of members of the Pinophyta.

Strobilus

 

a sporebearing spikelet on the end of a shoot in many higher plants, including the Lycopodiophyta, Sphenophyl-lales, Calamitales, Equisetum, and Spermatophyta. Strobili bear sporophylls, which are the modified leaves upon which the spore-bearing organs—sporangia—develop. Cones are regarded by some botanists to also be strobili, whereas other botanists believe that they are entire aggregates of strobili (inflorescences).