, the receptacle is the thickened part of a stem from which the flower
organs grow. In some accessory fruits
, for example in pomes
, the receptacle gives rise to the edible part of the fruit.
, receptacles are structures at the ends of branches of algae
mainly in the brown algae
in the Order Fucales
. They are specialised structures which contain the reproductive organs called conceptacles
. Receptacles also function as a structure that captures food.