In botany, a mass of scales or bracts, usually ovate, containing the reproductive organs of certain non-flowering plants. A distinguishing feature of pines and other conifers, the cone is roughly analogous to the flower of other plants. Cones (strobili) are also found on club mosses and horsetails.
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Deposit around a volcanic vent, formed by rock fragments or cinders that accumulate and gradually build a conical hill with a bowl-shaped crater at the top. Cinder cones develop from explosive eruptions of lavas and are often found along the flanks of shield (gently sloping) volcanoes. Lava flows may break out of the cone, or they may flow from under the cone through tunnels. Cinder cones are common in nearly all volcanic areas. Although they are composed of loose or only moderately consolidated cinder, many are surprisingly long-lasting, because rain falling on them sinks into the highly permeable cinders instead of running off down their slopes and eroding them.
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The nature of the lateral organs varies among different plant lineages, being derived from either leaf or stem. Leaves that bear sporangia are often called sporophylls, whereas stems are called sporangiophores.
Characterization of expressed sequence tags from a full-length enriched cDNA library of Cryptomeria japonica male strobili.(Research article)(complementary DNA)
Aug 11, 2008; Authors: Norihiro Futamura (corresponding author) ; Yasushi Totoki ; Atsushi Toyoda ; Tomohiro Igasaki ; Tokihiko...
Wipo Publishes Patent of Weyerhaeuser Nr, Robert C. Purnell, Daniel F. Morrow, Leon Burris for "Methods for Modulating Strobili Development in Gymnosperm Trees" (American Inventors)
Jan 12, 2013; GENEVA, Jan. 12 -- Publication No. WO/2013/003199 was published on Jan. 3.Title of the invention: "METHODS FOR MODULATING...
Graft survival and promotion of female and male strobili by topgrafting in a third-cycle slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii) breeding program.(Report)
Jul 01, 2007; Abstract: A total of 2561 slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm. var. elliottii) grafts were topgrafted in the winter of 2003 and...