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Receptacle in the Fucales (Phaeophyta) & Corallinales (Rhodophyta), a fertile area (branch or branchlet) on which gametangia or sporangia are born; in flowering plants the term receptacle refers to the enlarged end of the stem of a flower upon which the reproductive organs of a flower are born (based upon the Latin, recipere (to receive) or receptaculum (reservior); cf. torus)

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