a thick-walled resting spore that develops in late summer during the telial stage of the rust fungi and germinates the next spring
Origin of teliospore; from telium + spore
A thick-walled, dikaryotic, often overwintering spore of most rust and smut fungi, which germinates to form a basidium.
Origin of teliosporeteli(um) + spore.
- A teleutospore.