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Re: Trophopod

I have stumbled across an answer in the Flora of North America,

> Matteuccia is one of several genera known to store starch grains in
> long-persistent petiole bases (trophopods) (W. H. Wagner Jr. and D. M.
> Johnson 1983, Taxon 32: 268--269). 

Apologies for hogging the airwaves.
Tom Stuart

> What is a trophopod? I cannot find it in several glossaries
> There was apparently an article in the American Fern Journal,
> "Trophopod, a commonly overlooked storage structure" and the term is
> also used in the Flora of North America. 
> Tom Stuart, New York

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