Sphaerophorus

noun
Sphae·​roph·​o·​rus | \ sfə̇ˈräfərəs \

Definition of Sphaerophorus

: a genus (the type of the family Sphaerophoraceae) of gymnocarpous lichens characterized by a foliaceous or fruticose thallus with terminal globose apothecia bearing continuous dark-colored ascospores

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History and Etymology for Sphaerophorus

New Latin, from sphaer- + -phorous

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“Sphaerophorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerophorus. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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