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ap·o·the·ci·um

 (ăp′ə-thē′sē-əm, -shē-)
n. pl. ap·o·the·ci·a (-sē-ə, -shē-ə)
A disk-shaped or cup-shaped ascocarp of some lichens and ascomycetous fungi.

[From Latin apothēca, storehouse; see apothecary.]

ap′o·the′cial (-shəl) adj.
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Adj.1.apothecial - of or relating to the apothecium of some lichens and fungiapothecial - of or relating to the apothecium of some lichens and fungi
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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The articles include name, type, references, thallus, apothecia, apothecial anatomy, ascospores, pycnida, chemistry, substrate and ecology, distribution, notes, and specimens examined.
Apothecial pigmentation and secondary chemistry play important roles for species delimitation in this genus.