Glossary Term: Hymenium

(Plural = Hymenia or Hymeniums)

The spore-bearing surface of a mushroom is called the hymenium. It’s a specialized layer of cells made up of basidia and their spores, as well as cystidia and “other cells.” The gills constitute the hymenium of gilled mushrooms.

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