cleistocarpous

cleistocarpous

[¦klī·stə¦kär·pəs]
(botany)
Of mosses, having the capsule opening irregularly without an operculum.
(mycology)
Forming or having cleistothecia.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Studies of coprophilous ascomycetes IV tripterospora a new cleistocarpous genus in a new family.
Coprotiella, a new cleistocarpous genus of the Pyrenemataceae with ascospores possessing de Bary bubble.