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sporangium


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(pl. sporangia)

A reproductive structure in plants that produces asexual spores. A megasporangium produces megaspores, which give rise to the female gametophyte; in seed plants it is represented by the ovule. A microsporangium produces microspores, which give rise to the male gametophyte; it is represented in seed plants by the pollen sac. See also sporophyll.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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