- the case or sac in which spores are produced.
Origin of sporangium
Examples from the Web for sporangia
Historical Examples of sporangia
Sporangia plane, umbilicate, attached to the wall by an elastic cord.
Sporangia sessile, round, whitish, covered with an ashy-gray scurf.
The sporangia are often so much crowded as to appear to be grown together.The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio
A. P. Morgan
In these the sporangia are large and the ring (r) rudimentary.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
The spores are generally formed in special spore-capsules (sporangia).The Wonders of Life
- any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
Word Origin for sporangium
- A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced by progressive cleavage.
- A cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia. Also called spore case