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spermatium

(spər-mā′shē-əm, -shəm)
n. pl. sperma·tia (-shē-ə, -shə)
A nonmotile male gamete, as in red algae and certain fungi.

sper·ma′tial (-shəl) adj.
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The reproductive structures of the rust fungus, spermogonia containing spermatia and receptive hyphae, form on the surface of the pseudoflowers.
DOES THE PRESENCE OF FUNGAL SPERMATIA ON FLOWER STIGMAS AFFECT SEED SET?
To determine whether the presence of fungal spermatia on stigmatic surfaces affected seed set of anemone, I performed a pollen and spermatia augmentation experiment in 1993.
To determine whether there was a difference in seed set between flowers that only received hand-applied pollen and flowers that received both spermatia and pollen, these two treatments were contrasted.