Definition - What does Seta mean?

Seta is a term that describes the morphology of plants. It is typically used in regards to moss. Mosses are also known as sporophytes. It stem or stalk that supports the stalk that supports the capsule.

MaximumYield explains Seta

When it matures, the seat will usually rapidly elongate, and it brings the capsule to the suitable height for dispersing spores. The seat will have vascular tissue, and it enables the sporophyte capsule to get nutrients from the parent.

Another definition for the term seta is a nerve-like extension to a leaf. It can also mean a bristle or a stiff hair.

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