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Sporange (Botany Word)


Sporange and sporangium - the little capsule or receptacle that holds spores in certain species of fungi, molds, & ferns.

Related botany terms include - hypnosporange, macrosporange, and megasporange.

Rhymes with orange.

Image from the book "Class-Book Of Botany USA & Canada", by Alphonso Wood (1897).
Mosses. 513, Polytrichium. 514, Sporange with calyptra, without calyptra. 515, Sporange (enlarged) with the operculum at top. 516, Mnium, 517, Sporange. 518, Bartramia. 519, Sporange with calyptra. 520, Same mature, open. 521, Peristome, with its teeth. 522, Antheridium and paraphyses (a flower) of Polytrichium.


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