What does indusium mean?

indusium meaning in General Dictionary

a membrane enclosing and protecting the establishing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern

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  • an accumulation of hairs united in order to form sort of glass, and inclosing the stigma of a flower.
  • The instant covering associated with the fresh fruit dots or sori in several ferns, often a rather thin scale affixed by the center or side to a veinlet.
  • a distinct covering found in specific fungi.

indusium - German to English

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indusium meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An accumulation of hairs united so as to form a sort of cup, and inclosing the stigma of a flower.

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  • (letter.) The immediate covering of the good fresh fruit dots or sori in a lot of ferns, frequently an extremely slim scale attached by the middle or side to a veinlet.
  • (letter.) A peculiar covering within specific fungi.

Sentence Examples with the word indusium

When mature, the sporangia are raised above the margin of the indusium by the elongation of the receptacle, thus facilitating the dispersion of the spores.

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