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  • noun Plural form of basidiospore.


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  • The opened mushroom has a stronger odour and taste attributable to the mature basidiospores.

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  • Initially, the gills are white, but they turn brown once mature basidiospores are produced in the gills.

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  • Fruiting surface, or hymenium, formed of numerous crowded perpendicular basidia, the apex of the latter bearing two to six (usually four) basidiospores, or the basidiospores borne laterally; in many cases cystidia intermingled with the basidia.

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  • Ingold CT (2001) Range in size and form of basidiospores and ascospores.

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