from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) That part of a fungus which is covered with the hymenium.
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- noun mycology The part of a
fungus fruiting bodywhich produces spore-bearing cells.
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Under view with portion of gills stripped off from hymenophore, showing forked character of gills (natural size).
The = stem = is white underneath the slimy veil covering, tough, fibrous, continuous, and not separable from the hymenophore, tapering below.
Gills dark drab gray, arcuate, distant, decurrent, many of them forked, separating easily from the hymenophore, peeling off in broad sheets, and leaving behind corresponding elevations of the hymenophore which extended between the laminæ of the lamellæ.
The = gills = are orange yellow, 2 -- 3 mm. broad, not crowded, regularly forked several times, thin, blunt, very wavy and crenulate, easily separating from the hymenophore when fresh; the entire breadth of the gills is fluted, giving a corrugated appearance to the side.
(continuous with the hymenophore), and the gills are attached to the stem, sinuate, or decurrent, spores white.