Glossary Term: Pleurocystidia

(Singular = Pleurocystidium, Plural = Pleurocystidia)

1. Pleurocystidia can closely resemble the appearance of a particular mushroom’s cheilocystidia. Pleurocytidia occur within the gill – not along the true gill edge. By cutting into the gill pleurocystidia can been seen on the “false gill edges.” They are usually far less numbered and more spaced out than cheilocystidia. Not all gilled mushrooms possess pleurocystidia.

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