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A peg-shaped structure to which needles are attached in certain conifers.
A slender stalk arising from the basidium of some fungi, from the top of which basidiospores are formed by abstriction.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in basidiomycetous fungi, one of the stalks of the sporebearing organ, or basidium. Basidiospores develop on the sterigmata.
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