sporangiophore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sporangium +‎ -phore.

Noun[edit]

sporangiophore (plural sporangiophores)

  1. (botany) A receptacle in ferns which bears the sporangia, usually a stalk, but sometimes a scale (as in horsetails).
  2. (mycology) A special type of hypha that bears sporangia on the tip.