Glossary Term: Hilum

(Plural = Hila)

1. A scar on spore created by detachment. There are two types of hilum: Nodulose and Open-pore. The features of these types is best seen using a SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) at a college or university.
2. The actual spore surface that makes contact with the sterigmata.

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