from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A conelike structure, such as a pine cone, the fruit of the hop, or a cone of a club moss, that consists of overlapping sporophylls spirally arranged along a central axis.
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- n. cone
- n. A layered reproductive stage in jellyfish, in which the swimming medusa form is produced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as strobile, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
The reproductive structure is specifically called a strobilus or cone.
These gametes are housed in a structure called a strobilus, or cone.
Similar to other primitive vascular plants, they exhibit an asexual reproductive structure, the sphenophyte strobilus, more commonly known as a cone.
July through August is very common with the strobilus buds.