F - Mycology Terms
[ eff-ay-ee ]
Fresh Air Exchange. A mushroom cultivation term referring to airflow.
[ fair-ee ring ]
Mushrooms growing in a ring or arch formation. Marasmius oreades are often associated with fairy rings.
also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring, or pixie ring.
[ fy-BRIH-lohs ]
A surface covered in thread-like filaments; containing fibrils.
[ FIB-rils ]
small hairs or thread-like filaments.
[ FIB-rus ]
[ FIL-uh-muhnt ]
a threadlike cell.
Often referring to a hypha.
[ fil-uh-MEN-tus ]
containing filaments or hyphae.
The inner tissue of a mushroom.
Technical term: trama.
[ FLEK-shoo-us ]
Containing bends or curves.
[ FLOK-ohs ]
A surface covered in Wooly or cotton-like hairs; also known as Flocculose.
gills that do not attach to the stipe (stem).
See gill attachments.
[ FROOT-ing body ]
a mushroom; The reproductive structure of most fungi.
[ FROO-ti-kohs ]
Often used to describe lichen.
[ fyoo-GAY-shus ]
Short-lived; easily destroyed.
Fungi / Fungus
[ FUN-jai or FUN-gai ]
an immobile single-cell or multicellular eukaryote with a cell wall comprised of chitin.
[ fur-fyu-RAY-shus ]
A surface covered in flaky bran-like particles; dandruff-like.
[ FUR-oh ]
Exhibiting narrow trenchlike groves.
[ FYOO-si-form ]
spindle-shaped; widest in the middle and tapering at both ends.
also known as Fusoid