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leptosporangiate

adjective
  1. (of ferns) having each sporangium developing from a single cell, rather than from a group, and normally with specialized explosive spore dispersalCompare eusporangiate
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  • The bulk of living ferns are leptosporangiate, the eusporangiate class comprising only two living families, viz.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

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