glossary
 
frond Refer to a large, divided leaf
thallus A green shoot or twig, is an undifferentiated vegetative tissue of some non-mobile organisms
lamina A generally flattened structure which typically forms the principal bulk of macroscopic plants. It is often developed into specialised organs such as flotation bladders and reproductive organs.
sorus A cluster of sporangia In fungi and lichens, the sorus is surrounded by an external layer. In some red algae it may take the form of a depression into the thallus.
fucus A genus of brown alga in the Class Phaeophyceae to be found in the intertidal zones of rocky seashores almost everywhere in the world.
kelp Kelp are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (class Phaeophyceae) and are classified as the order Laminariales
stipe a stalk that supports some other structure. The precise meaning is different depending on which taxonomic group is being described.
holdfast  a root-like structure that anchors aquatic sessile organisms, such as seaweed, other sessile algae, stalked crinoids, benthic cnidarians, and sponges, to the substrate
haptera  
   
 
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