achlorophyllous


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a·chlor·o·phyl·lous

(ā-klōr-ŏf'ĭ-lŭs),
Without chlorophyll, as in fungi.

a·chlor·o·phyl·lous

(ā-klōr-of'i-lŭs)
Without chlorophyll, as in fungi.
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Prototheca species are aerobic, achlorophyllous, algaelike, unicellular organisms.
Subgenus Hippochaete has strobili at tips of chlorophyllous branches, whereas subgenus Equisetum possesses strobili on achlorophyllous branches; the chlorophyllous branches are sterile.
However, more than 100 species of orchid are achlorophyllous, which means that they are completely dependent on their fungal partners throughout their lifetime (Leake, 1994, 2005; Bidartondo, 2005).
The herbs are either achlorophyllous and mycotrophic or green and autotrophic.
Leaves opposite, rarely verticillate (Curtia) or alternate (Swertia), simple, entire or reduced to scales (Bartonia and the achlorophyllous genera); scattered mucilage cells often present in the epidermis and mesophyll; petiole without stipules but occasionally with interpetiolar line.