[spawr-uh-goh-nee-uh m, spohr-]
- the sporangium of mosses and liverworts.
Origin of sporogonium
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The details of construction of the sporogonium are referred to below.
In contrast to the sexual generation this stage is called the spore-bearing generation (sporogonium, sporophyte).
Fertilization takes place about June, and the sporogonium is fully developed by the winter.
In none of the liverworts does the sporogonium develop by means of an apical cell, as is the rule in mosses.
The sporogonium has a small foot, but the sterile cells among the spores do not develop into elaters.
- the sporophyte of mosses and liverworts, consisting of a spore-bearing capsule on a short stalk that arises from the parent plant (the gametophyte)
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