from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of or pertaining to the apothecium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to an apothecium.
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- adj. of or relating to the apothecium of some lichens and fungi
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In apothecial structure, and so far as known, in structure of the sexual reproductive areas, the family seems to be closely related to the mainly non-lichen _Patellariaceae_ and to such lichens as the _Gyalectaceae_, the _Lecanactidaceae_, the
The apothecial evolution passes from forms with weak, light-colored exciples and soft texture (Fig. 10) to those with strong, dark exciples, which are firm in texture (Fig. 11).
_Lecideaceae_ with respect to thallus development and general apothecial characters, the aberrancy being with respect to the spores, on which account the two genera are placed in another family, the _Buelliaceae_, by some workers, perhaps with sufficient reason.
The superficial apothecial characters are so much alike in many of the species that one cannot always feel certain even of the genus of unfamiliar forms until he has studied them microscopically.