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- n. Plural form of spermogonium.
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- n. Plural of spermogonium.
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Not infrequently in this form, as well as in other lichens, special cavities, known as spermogonia (Fig. 44, _D_), are found, in which excessively small spores are produced, which have been claimed to be male reproductive cells, but the latest investigations do not support this theory.
Between the blisters are the minute spermogonia, b.
_D_, part of the leaf of a hawthorn attacked by the cluster cup stage of the same fungus, upper side showing spermogonia, natural size.
On the upper side of these spots may be seen little black specks, which microscopic examination shows to be spermogonia, resembling those of the lichens.