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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Endothecium, “the lining of an anther” (Lindley); (in mosses) the inner embryonic tissue of a young capsule, surrounded by the amphithecium; less commonly used to refer to the inner layer of the capsule wall forming a spore sac (C&A); (in bryophytes) “the inner part of the embryonic capsule that gives rise to all tissue interior to the outer spore sac. In Sphagnum and hornworts the endothecium only produces the columella” (Magill 1990): endothecium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. endothecio; see amphithecium.

 

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