podetium definition

  • noun:
    • A stalklike outgrowth associated with the thallus of particular lichens, bearing the apothecium.
    • A stalklike development or process.
    • A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, like the reindeer moss.
    • A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, as in the alleged reindeer moss.
    • In botany, in certain lichens, the shrubby or stalk-like outgrowth of the thallus, bearing subjected hymenia; in addition, any stalk-like level. See cuts under Cladonia.
    • an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of this thallus of certain lichens by which the ascocarp is borne

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