Glossary Term: Cystidia

(Singular = Cystidium, Plural = Cystidia)

1. A cystidium is a big, funny-looking end cell that sticks out of a gill surface but doesn’t look like a basidium. Since cystidia have so many shapes, and these shapes hold (fairly) constant for a given species, they are useful in identifying mushrooms. What they are and what they do is still being investigated within each species.
2. Definition pending.

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Created: 2019-06-22 15:40:40 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2019-08-05 21:14:54 CDT (-0400)