B - Mycology Terms

B - Mycology Terms
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Basal
[ bey-suh l ]
A ring at the very bottom of the stipe (stem).
Referring to the position of the annulus (ring).
Basidiocarp
[ buh-sid-ee-oh-kahrp ]
The fruiting body of club-fungi (Basidiomycota division) that produces the basidia; Also referred as basidioma.
Plural Basidiomata
Basidiomycetes
[ buh-sid-ee-oh-mahy-seet ]
Any fungi belonging to the Basidiomycota division.
Basidiomycota
[ buh-sid-ee-oh-mahy-koh-tuh ]
a division of fungi with over 30,000 species. Also called club fungi.
For more detailed information, see Basidiomycota.
Basidiospores
[ buh-sid-ee-oh-spawr ]
A sexual spore developed on the basidia.
Basidium
[ buh-sid-ee-uh m ]
A club-shaped cell of basidiomycetes in which basidiospores are developed.
Plural Basidia
Binucleate
[ bahy-noo-klee-it ]
a cell that contains two nuclei.
Biodiversity
[ bahy-oh-di-vur-si-tee ]
a habitat or ecosystem containing a wide variety of species.
Bioindicator
[ bahy-oh-in-di-key-ter ]
a living organism that is sensitive to changes and when studied would give an indication of changes in its environment.
Bolete
[ boh-leet or boh-let ]
A cap mushroom containing pores beneath its cap (instead of gills).
Brown Rot
A fungus that decays the cellulose of organisms in the kingdom Plantae. Often affecting stone fruits and leaving a brown residue.
genus Monilinia
Bruising
[ brooz-ing ]
A discoloration caused by an injury to mycelium, flesh, or pores.
Often bluish especially in the psilocybe genus.
Bulbous
[ buhl-buh s ]
Round / Swollen. Often referring to the stipe (stem) of a fruiting body.
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