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rhizomorph

(ˈraɪzəʊˌmɔːf)
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(Botany) a rootlike structure of certain fungi, such as the honey fungus Armillaria mellea, consisting of a dense mass of hyphae
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Noun1.rhizomorph - a dense mass of hyphae forming a root-like structure characteristic of many fungi
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
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is a genus of agaricoid, mushroom-forming fungi, which are characterized by the presence of partial veil usually forming an annulus or leaving remnants at the pileus margin, adnate to adnexed lamellae and well-developed rhizomorphs on stipe base, which are densely covered by spiniform crystals called acanthocytes, the latter considered a diagnostic feature of the genus (Farr, 1980; Cortez & Silveira, 2008).
At the stem base is a white mycelial mat with white rhizomorphs arising from the mat and extending into the substrate.
Stigmarian rhizomorphs within clastic paleosols and beneath organic-rich horizons record the former presence of lycopsids in wetland environments, both in clastic swamps and incipient peat-forming mires on the floodplain.
Basidiomata were collected with the help of a sharp digger avoiding the loss of rhizomorphs.
in the wild are rhizomorphs in surface soil, on trees roots and under cortex, white coat of mycelium under cortex of stressed trees and fruit bodies.
The nest cup lining contained a large amount of rootlets and rhizomorphs of Armillaria mellea.
Lifespans of fungal rhizomorphs under nitrogen fertilization in a pinyone-juniper woodland.
The rhizomorphs, as these bootlaces are more correctly called, are the 'root system' of the fungus that spread between the bark and the wood, gradually blocking the sap supply of the plant.
Volva (exoperidium remnant) present at the base of pseudostipe, 24-29 X 14-22 mm, saccate, white (8A1), basal rhizomorphs present.
Structure and function of mycorrhizal rhizomorphs with special reference to their role in water transport.
When mushrooms are pulled from a mummy-infected bed, a clump of casing with rhizomorphs usually is attached.