- a group of algal cells surrounded by hyphal tissue, occurring on the surface of the thallus and functioning in vegetative reproduction.
Origin of soredium
1820–30; < New Latin, diminutive of Greek sōrós a heap
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Examples from the Web for soredia
There are three methods of reproduction of the lichen: by fragmentation, by soredia, by the formation of fungal spores.
- 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
C19: New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap