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The opened mushroom has a stronger odour and taste attributable to the mature basidiospores.
Initially, the gills are white, but they turn brown once mature basidiospores are produced in the gills.
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.
Ingold CT (2001) Range in size and form of basidiospores and ascospores.