- a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or especially a basidiospore.
Origin of sterigma
Examples from the Web for sterigma
Historical Examples of sterigma
D, Passage of a nucleus through the sterigma into the basidiospore.
At free end of each sterigma is formed an oval body—a spore or "gonidium" (d), which, when ripe, is thrown off from the sterigma.
At the apex of each basidium a flask-shaped cell, "sterigma" (d), appears.
- biology a minute stalk bearing a spore or chain of spores in certain fungi