1. The fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungi, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source (decomposing wood, etc). The word “mushroom” is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae). Some mycologists use the term in a more relaxed sense, applying the term “mushroom” to non-gilled fungi.
Created: 2019-06-25 13:23:11 CDT (-0400)
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