Glossary Term: Partial Veil

1. A partial veil (also called an inner veil, to differentiate it from the “outer” veil, or velum) is a temporary structure of tissue found on the fruiting bodies of some mushrooms. Its role is to isolate and protect the developing spore-producing surface, represented by gills or tubes, found on the lower surface of the cap. A partial veil, in contrast to a universal veil, extends from the stem surface to the cap edge. The partial veil transforms a little once the fruiting body has matured and the spores are ready for dispersal. It might form a stem ring or become fragments attached to the stem or cap edge. In some mushrooms, both a partial veil and a universal veil may be present.

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