eusporangiate


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eusporangiate

(ˌjuːspɔːˈrændʒɪɪt)
adj
(Botany) (of ferns) having each sporangium developing from a group of cells, rather than a single cell, and with no specialized dispersal of spores. Compare leptosporangiate
[from New Latin eusporangiātus (unattested), from eu- + sporangium]
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Adj.1.eusporangiate - (of ferns) having sporangia that arise from a group of epidermal cells; "eusporangiate ferns of the families Ophioglossaceae and Marattiaceae"
leptosporangiate - (of ferns) having each sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell; "leptosporangiate ferns"
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Molecular study of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonizing the sporophyte of the eusporangiate rattlesnake fern (Botrychium virginianum, Ophioglossaceae).
Interestingly, affinity between the gametophytes of Equisetum and those of eusporangiate ferns was recognized as early as the 1920's (Campbell, 1927).
of Peradeniya and government agencies of Sri Lanka and the Overseas Development Administration of the UK, contributors offer the latest on fern allies such as psilotaceae and isoetaceae, leptosporangiate (aquatic) ferns such as salviniaceae and marsileaceae, and the full range of eusporangiate ferns.