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adj. Botany
Having no chlorophyll.
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1 mm long, thick, oblong-cylindrical, shiny, yellow, orange or reddish, often appressed; sori round, indusiate, the indusia reniform, light brown to blackish, attached by a sinus; sporangia stalks glabrous or with a colored gland, the gland oblong-cylindrical; annulus of 14-17 indurated cells; spores monolete, achlorophyllous, the perispores finely echinulate, folded, the folds long, uninterrupted.
Fungi are achlorophyllous, spore bearing, non vascular organism, which reproduce both sexually and asexually and whose filamentous and much branched plant body (mycelium) is surrounded by cell wall made of chitin or fungus cellulose or both.
Martell and Macauley (1981) found arthropods were the most common item and nuts/seeds, fruits, and fungi were less common with green plant matter and achlorophyllous plant matter present in miniscule amounts in stomach contents of 712 P.
Morphological and molecular analyses of fungal endophytes of achlorophyllous gametophytes of Diphasiastrum alpinum (Lycopodiaceae).
Also notable in this regard are families which are heteromycotrophic, such as Petrosaviaceae, Triuridaceae, and achlorophyllous Burmanniaceae and Orchidaceae (Carlquist, 1975; Wagner, 1977).