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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Sporeling: “a young plant from a germinated spore” (Jackson); “a young new individual developed from a spore; usually, a young sporophyte; prothallium” (WIII); (in bryophytes) “all structures developed between the germination of the spore and the formation of the adult gametophore; includes the protonema (variously differentiated) and the juvenile gametophore (in some leafy liverworts characterized by pendulum leaf-segmentation” (Magill 1990): prothallium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. prothallio; see protonema.

Prothallial sporeling: “applied to small thalloid protonema; e.g. Sphagnum” (Magill 1990): protoplasma,-atis (s.n.III) thalloideum (adj.A), abl. sg. protoplasmate thalloideo.

 

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