Fruiting Body

  • (noun): An organ specialized for producing spores.

Some articles on fruiting body, fruiting, body:

Largest Organisms - Fungi
... In Armillaria ostoyae each individual mushroom (the fruiting body, similar to a flower on a plant) has only a 5 cm (2 inch) stipe, and a pileus up to 12.5 cm (5 in) across ... The largest known fruiting body of a fungus is a specimen of Phellinus ellipsoideus (formerly Fomitiporia ellipsoidea) found on Hainan Island ... The fruiting body weighs up to 500 kg (1100 lb) ...
Crucibulum - Species - C. Laeve
... The immature fruiting body of Crucibulum laeve (technically, the peridium), is roughly spherical in shape, but in maturity the base is narrowed slightly relative to the top, so that it appears like a cup, or crucible ... The fruiting bodies are usually 5–8 mm tall and almost as wide at the mouth ... As the fruiting body matures and the fruiting body expands, the epiphragm ruptures, exposing the internal contents ...
Slime Mould - Taxonomy - Modern Classification
... which crawls to an open lit place and grows into a fruiting body ... two groups, but they are much smaller, the fruiting bodies only forming one to a few spores ... Fonticula is a cellular slime mold which forms a fruiting body in a volcano shape ...
Sporocarp (fungi)
... In fungi, the sporocarp (also known as fruiting body or fruit body) is a multicellular structure on which spore-producing structures, such as basidia or asci, are borne ... The fruiting body is part of the sexual phase of a fungal life cycle, with the rest of the life cycle being characterized by vegetative mycelial growth and asexual spore production ... of a basidiomycete is known as a basidiocarp or basidiome, while the fruiting body of an ascomycete is known as an ascocarp ...

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