Definitions for: Ascocarp


[n] mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus



Webster (1913) Definition: As"co*carp, n. [Gr. 'asko`s a bladder + karpo`s
fruit.] (Bot.)
In ascomycetous fungi, the spherical, discoid, or cup-shaped
body within which the asci are collected, and which
constitutes the mature fructification. The different forms
are known in mycology under distinct names. Called also
spore fruit.

See Also: apothecium, ascoma, ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus, cleistocarp, cleistothecium, fruiting body, perithecium

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