Apothecia



the fruit of certain lichens and fungi: usually an open, saucer-shaped or cup-shaped body, the inner surface of which is covered with a layer that bears asci.
Historical Examples

Tuck., with much stronger, darker thallus and apothecia on the whole larger.
Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington

The colors of the Thallus and apothecia of Lichens—their causes, and the circumstances which modify and alter them.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

The position of the apothecia constitutes another distinction.
Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington

apothecia seldom round, usually elongated-ellipsoidal, no capillitium.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5 Various

The apothecia (fig. 7) are stalked and black, but of a lighter colour than the mass of spores forming the nucleus.
An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope John William Griffith

noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə)
(botany) a cup-shaped structure that contains the asci, esp in lichens; a type of ascocarp
apothecium
(āp’ə-thē’sē-əm, -shē-)
Plural apothecia (āp’ə-thē’sē-ə, -shē-)
A disk-shaped or cup-shaped ascocarp of some lichens and the fungi Ascomycetes.

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