variants or less commonly gymnocarpic
: having the hymenium open or exposed on the surface of the thallus or fruiting body
used of lichens and fungi
compare angiocarpous sense 2
plural -es

Word History


gymnocarpous from Greek gymnokarpos, from gymn- + -karpos -carpous; gymnocarpic from gymn- + carp- + -ic

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“Gymnocarpous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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