- plant anatomy
- exact: 胞子体あし (Japanese)
- exact: pie del esporofito (Spanish)
- A plant organ that is the base of a whole plant in the sporophytic phase and attaches it to the gametophore. [source: ISBN:0029496608, ISBN:0962073342]
- Found in bryophytes and some pteridophytes. In mosses, the foot is located below the seta. In ferns, the foot is formed from the upper hypobasal quandrant of the embryo. The sporophyte foot serves for both attachment and absorption. The outer portion of the foot is composed of absorptive transfer cells.
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