Definition of Sporophyl
1. Noun. Leaf in ferns and mosses that bears the sporangia.
Specialized synonyms: Megasporophyll, Microsporophyll
Generic synonyms: Foliage, Leaf, Leafage
Definition of Sporophyl
1. [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sporophyl
Literary usage of Sporophyl
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"sporophyl or sterile blade, or both, at least slightly bent over in bud. ... Sterile blade and sporophyl bent over in bud. smaller segments. 4. ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1908)
"Segments mostly cuneiform ; sporophyl erect in vernation (in wet woods, ... Segments mostly oblong or ovate, the sporophyl with the tip bent down in ..."
3. Analytical Key to the Ferns and Flowering Plants in the Atlantic Section of by John Fredric Baerecke (1906)
"Succulent plants from a fleshy rootstock, stem with one leaf, sporophyl ... Leafstalk very slender, blade bi-ternate ; sporophyl a slender stalked panicle. ..."
4. Studies of Plant Life: A Series of Exercises for the Study of Plants by Herman Silas Pepoon, Walter Reynolds Mitchell, Frederick Baldwin Maxwell (1900)
"Of how many sides does the distal flattened portion of a typical sporophyl consist? Why? 4. Observe the form and position of the sporangia. ..."
5. Memoirs by Horticultural Society of New York (1904)
"... are variable and differ from each other) to take all of one's pollen from a certain parent from one sporophyl? In other words, supposing you were using ..."
6. Circulars by Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University (1900)
"The placenta now appears as a considerable prominence just above the ovule, being most developed in the central region of the sporophyl. ..."
7. Proceedings, International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization (1904)
"... from a certain parent from one sporophyl? In other words, supposing you ... in producing a certain group of hybrids from a single sporophyl in order to ..."
8. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"There is a strong tendency in nature to an economy in the distribution of the food supply between foliar, and sporophyl ..."