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Prothallium filament of a fern

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1  germinating spore
2  remains of the spore wall

English name: non-descript
Scientific name: non-descript
Familia: non-descript
Classis: Filicopsida
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Regnum: Plantae
Filament of a fern prothallium (gametophyte), which develops at the base to rhizoids, or root-like hairs. rhizoids absorb and carry water and nutrients to the developing gametophyte.

last modified: 5 Jun 2014