pleurocarpic

pleurocarpous

[ploor-uh-kahr-puhs]
adjective
(of certain mosses) bearing the fructifications along the main stem or lateral branches.
Also, pleurocarpic.


Origin:
1860–65; pleuro- + -carpous

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pleurocarpous (ˈplʊərəʊˌkɑːpəs)
 
adj
Compare acrocarpous (of mosses) having mainly horizontal trailing stems and the reproductive parts borne laterally

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