: a genus of ascomycetous fungi (family Nectriaceae) characterized by red perithecia borne on slender stromatic stalks and 2-celled ascospores and including destructive root parasites especially of tropical plants

Word History


New Latin, from sphaer- + -stilbe (from Greek stilbos glistening)

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“Sphaerostilbe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerostilbe. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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