leptosporangiate love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having sporangia formed from a single epidermal cell, as in the true ferns and in the Salviniaceæ and Marsileaceæ. Compare eusporangiate.

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  • adj. (of ferns) having each sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell


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  • By comparing four fern cp genome sequences it was confirmed that two major rearrangements distinguish higher leptosporangiate ferns from basal fern lineages.

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