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(hī′pə-jē′əl) also


(-ən) or


1. Living or occurring under the earth's surface.
2. Botany Of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the surface of the ground.

hy′po·ge′al·ly adv.


(of seed GERMINATION) characterized by the COTYLEDONS (2) remaining underground within the seed coat as the epicotyl lengthens, with the young shoot and root growing out from the seed. The broad bean (Vicia faba), for example, is hypogeal. Compare EPIGEAL.
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Keys to spores of the genera of hypogeous fungi of North temperate florests with special reference to animal mycophagy.
new hypogeous Pyronemataceae from Mexico, and the taxonomy of Geopora reevaluated.
Terfezia terfezioides - a new hypogeous fungus for Balkan Peninsula.
Hypogeous fungi from southern Spanish semiarid lands.
Hypogeous fungi have developed these mammal-attracting strategies because they need help to reproduce.
He has linked up with another ecologist, Dr Andrew Claridge, a post-doctoral fellow with CSIRO and the Australian National University, to study hypogeous fungi and the animals that eat them in Australia's south-east forests.
In particular, efforts should be directed at promoting a diversity of mature conifer species essential for maintaining a rich community of hypogeous fungi as food for northern flying squirrels (Loeb et al.
Habitat associations of hypogeous fungi in the Southern Appalachians: implications for the endangered northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus).
Aspen and birch do not provide optimal foraging habitats because hypogeous fungi are associated with conifers (Weigl, 1978; Maser et al.
Hypogeous fungi fruiting bodies require moist, nutrient-rich and cool environments to grow (Pyare and Longland, 2001).
There is a lack of mycological research on hypogeous fungus and mycophagous small mammals in BHNF.