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A fruiting body that bears basidia, characteristic of many basidiomycetes. Also called basidioma.

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(Botany) the fruiting body of basidiomycetous fungi; the mushroom of agarics
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Noun1.basidiocarp - the fruiting body of a basidiomycete which bears its spores on special cells
basidiomycete, basidiomycetous fungi - any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota
fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores
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The genus Cyathus Haller belongs to the family Nidulariaceae, which is included in the agaricoid clade of Basidiomycota (1,2) and it is morphologically characterized by a three-layered bell or vase-shaped basidiomata with lenticular structures (peridioles) fixed to the inner wall by the funicular cord.
Our specimens were identified based on Singer's (1949) description, who reported the following features: robust basidiomata with dark colored pileus, basidiospores size (4.3-8 x 3.7-5 [mu]m), absence of pleuro- and cheilocystidia, presence of versiform pseudoparaphyses and pileipellis a cutis of incrusted brown pigments.
These robust basidiomata grow during spring in mounted areas with acid soils, in forests of holm oaks and cork trees like Quercus ilex and Quercus suber, and with shrubs like Cistus ladanifer, Cistus laurifolius, and Lavandula stoechas establishing a symbiotic relationship with them (Figure 1).
The collection of Hebeloma theobrominum collected from Pakistan is characterized macroscopically by the reddish brown basidiomata and microscopically, by the elliptical basidiospores, which are highly dextrinoid in Melzer's reagent.
Minhoni, "Indoor composting methods for growing Agaricus subrufescensand the chemical characteristics of basidiomata," Energiaza Agricultura, vol.
The formation of basidiomata constitutes part of the sexual process of Agaricomycotina, and serves the purpose of producing and dispersing spores.
The first has two basidiomata and the second has four mushrooms on a hill shaped like an human head, all of them with a convex pileus.
Remarks: This taxon differs from the typical variety due to its smaller basidiomata, intense orange and free arms of the receptacle that slowly becomes olivaceous (CALONGE; MARCOS, 1992).