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 (pə-dē′shē-əm, -shəm)
n. pl. po·de·ti·a (-shē-ə, -shə)
A stalklike outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens, bearing the apothecium.

[New Latin, from Greek pous, pod-, foot; see -pod.]
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Noun1.podetium - an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne
seta - stalk of a moss capsule
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
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One of the oldest ways is to measure the height increase of lichens by dividing the height of the podetium by the number of joints on the podetium (Igoshina, 1939; Andreyev, 1954; Scotter, 1963).