exciple


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exciple

(ˈeksɪpəl)
n
a layer of cells enclosing the apothecium of most lichens
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stigmatea (see below) but has oil drops distributed throughout the hymenium and crystals in the exciple (Brodo et al.
regularis but has larger, more prominently reddish, completely epruinose apothecia and a pale exciple with notably enlarged cells in the upper portion.