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acorn cup meaning

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  • Noun: acorn cup  eykorn kúp
    1. Cup-shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn
      - cupule

    Derived forms: acorn cups

    Type of: cup

    Part of: acorn

  • acorn-cup:     noun  T ...
  • acorn:    Noun: acorn & ...
  • cup:    Noun: cup &nb ...

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  1. Although normally distinctive the asexual acorn cup gall can, under some growth conditions, be mistaken for the knopper gall, caused by the gall wasp " Andricus quercuscalicis ".
  2. Common names given to the fungus include " charcoal loving elf-cup ", " dwarf acorn cup ", " pixie cup ", and the British Mycological Society approved " stalked bonfire cup ".
  3. As stated, two forms of galls exist for this species, the asexual phase inducing the acorn cup gall on the cups in late summer and the sexual phase inducing rounded galls on the oak catkins in spring.
  4. The fruit is an acorn, maturing about 18 months after pollination, 2 3 cm long and 2 cm broad, bicoloured with an orange basal half grading to a green-brown tip; the acorn cup is 1 . 5 2 cm deep, densely covered in soft 4 8 mm long'mossy'bristles.
  5. The flowers are wind-pollinated catkins, maturing about 18 months after pollination; the fruit is a large acorn, 2 . 5-4 cm long and 2 cm broad, bicoloured with an orange basal half grading to a green-brown tip; the acorn cup is 2 cm deep, densely covered in soft 4 8 mm long'mossy'bristles.

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