Sporophore: The sporophore (literally "spore carrier"), also called sporocarp ("spore fruit") or formerly carpophore (literally "fruit carrier"), is the reproductive system of so-called higher fungi. It is, in popular parlance, the organ of the "fructification" of the mycelium of fungi. It contains the sporocysts (basidia and asci) which differentiate in the hymenium and which produce spores, in various forms.The sporophore is the most visible part ...
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