Rhizinose strand

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rhizinose strand (noun, pl. rhizinose strands; fromGerman: "Rhizinenstränge") – a rhizine-like organ of attachment on the lower sides of various squamulose lichens (e. g., Toninia, Squamarina) or some fruticose lichens; rhizinose strands are tough and usually much branched; more or less compact strands of hyphae (sometimes with a loose felt of hyphae at the tip or covering the entire surface of the strands); differing from rhizines by nearly unlimited growth which can be apical or intercalary, an irregularly "fuzzy" branching pattern (much more like a true root), and a rather deep penetration into the substrate; compare with rhizohyphae felt (= hyphal net). This is:part of lower thallus surface.

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