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n. pl. hy·me·ni·a (-nē-ə) or hy·me·ni·ums
The spore-bearing layer of the fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.

[New Latin, from Greek humenion, diminutive of humēn, membrane; see hymen.]

hy·me′ni·al (-əl) adj.


n, pl -nia (-nɪə) or -niums
(Botany) (in basidiomycetous and ascomycetous fungi) a layer of cells some of which produce the spores


(haɪˈmi ni əm)

n., pl. -ni•a (-ni ə)
the spore-producing layer of the fruiting body of a fungus, as in the gills of a mushroom.
[1820–30; < New Latin; see hymen, -ium2]
hy•me′ni•al, adj.
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Noun1.hymenium - spore-bearing layer of cells in certain fungi containing asci or basidia
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
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Pleurocystidia and cheilocystidia as pseudocystidia, 32-46 x 3-6 [mu]m, ventricose-rostrate, ventricose to lageniform, with brightly yellowish content, granulated or coagulated, scattered, non-abundant, little projecting from the hymenium (Fig.
Porcini are distinctive in that they exhibit a tubed hymenium, instead of gills, with white pores becoming yellowish olive in age.
Cystidia 11.8-28.0 x 3.8-5.6 [micro]m, narrowly clavate to subcylindrical, capitate, apically encrusted, with basal clamp; enclosed in the hymenium. Basidia 12.4-18.8 x 4.4-5.6 [micro]m, clavate, 4-sterigmate, with clamp; sterigmata up to 3.8 [micro]m long.
The pileus with trnslucent hairs at the dorsal side, hymenium conspicuously meruloid to porose reticulate with veins (Fig.
Small portions from the hymenium (about 1 cm) were placed in 2% CTAB buffer in 1.5 ml eppendorff and kept at -20C for further analysis.
Coriolus versicolor (CV), also known as Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd, is a mushroom belonging to the species of Polyporaceae family, which is characterized by hymenium (fertile layer) in vertical pores on the underside of the caps (Hobbs 1995).
Hymenium: lamellae free, subdistant, with three different size lamellulae.
Furthermore, the two species are best differentiated by the presence of Trentepohlia as photobiont in Dimerella (chlorococcoid green algae in Absconditella) and the I+ blue reaction of its hymenium (I- or I+ yellow in Absconditella).
However, to critically distinguish the species and varieties in this group, it was essential to characterize several microscopic features, such as basidiospores, the various types of cells in the hymenium (the spore-bearing layer lining both sides of the gills), and the tissues of the mushroom.
stigmatea (see below) but has oil drops distributed throughout the hymenium and crystals in the exciple (Brodo et al.
Hymenium: Gills, free of the stipe, crowded, broad, white turning pink as spores mature.