- a reproductive structure characterized by overlapping scalelike parts, as a pine cone or the fruit of the hop.
- a conelike structure composed of sporophylls, as of the club mosses and horsetails.
Origin of strobilus
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Strobile, a multiple fruit in the form of a cone or head, 124.The Elements of Botany
Whilst Tnia plicata acquires a length of three feet, the strobile of T. perfoliata never exceeds five inches.
The strobile measured only two or three inches in length, and showed a uniserial disposition of the reproductive pores.
The base of the scales of the strobile are covered with a yellowish powder, consisting of resin-bearing glands, known as lupulin.
Strobiliformis means fir-cone form; so called from the similarity of its undeveloped form to that of the strobile of the pine.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
- botany the technical name for cone (def. 3)
Word Origin for strobilus
- A reproductive structure that consists of sporophylls or scales arranged spirally or in an overlapping fashion along a central stem, as in horsetails, some lycophytes, and many kinds of gymnosperms. For example, the cones of pine trees are strobili.
- An inflorescence or ripened multiple fruit in which many floral bracts are arranged in an overlapping fashion, as in the hop plant.