Soredium



noun, plural soredia
[suh-ree-dee-uh] /səˈri di ə/ (Show IPA) (in a lichen)
1.
a group of algal cells surrounded by hyphal tissue, occurring on the surface of the thallus and functioning in vegetative reproduction.
noun
1.
an organ of vegetative reproduction in lichens consisting of a cluster of algal cells enclosed in fungal hyphae: dispersed by wind, insects, or other means

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