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gem·ma

(jem'ă),
Any budlike or bulblike body, especially a taste bud or end bulb.
[L. bud]

gemma

(jĕm′ə)
n. pl. gemmae (jĕm′ē′) Botany
An asexual budlike propagule capable of developing into a new individual, as in liverworts.

gemma

[jem′ə] pl. gemmae
Etymology: L, bud
1 also called gemmule. a budlike projection produced by some organisms during budding, a type of asexual reproduction.
2 any budlike or bulblike structure, such as a taste bud or end bulb. gemmaceous, adj.

gemma

(pl. gemmae) a small group of cells that serves as a means of vegetative reproduction in some mosses and liverworts. These cells become detached from the main THALLUS and often occur in cup-like structures referred to as gemma-cups. Each gemma is capable of developing into a new plant.
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Gardenia species, pollen grains with small gemmae intermingled with very
2], due in part to vegetative reproduction by axillary gemmae (Hickey, 1986; Keeley, pers.
Its germlings raised from gemmae grew very slowly in diluted nutrient solutions, with their total N and P content about the same as in the gemmae (Table IV).
The authors found that in the gemmiferous perennial pygmy Drosera species, 60% of total N and 38% of P was on average allocated to gemmae in rosette form species and only 20% N and 23% P in micro-stilt form species.
Trichomanes intricatum Farrar and Vittaria appalachiana Farrar & Mickel are perennials that reproduce exclusively by gemmae, even though gametangia may be present.
In addition, gametophytes growing on soil frequently produce archegonia, whereas those growing on rock have high gemmae production (Farrar, 1978).