L - Mycology Terms
[ luh-MEL-uh ]
Thin rib-like structures radiating beneath a mushroom cap that are used for spore dispersal. The technical term for gill.
[ LAY-teks ]
A milky fluid excreted from lacerated surfaces of milk-cap mushrooms (Lactarius).
[ LYE-ken ]
A hybrid organism (symbiotic relationship) that is both fungus and alga (cyanobacterium).
[ lig-NIK-uh-lous ]
Fungi that feeds by decomposing wood, leaves, sticks, or other organic debris from trees.