Definitions for "Ascocarp"
In ascomycetous fungi, the spherical, discoid, or cup-shaped body within which the asci are collected, and which constitutes the mature fructification. The different forms are known in mycology under distinct names. Called also spore fruit.
fruiting structure of the sexual reproductive stage with internally formed asci
An ascus-containing fruiting body. Apothecia and perithecia are the most common types of ascocarps associated with lichens.