A, B.

button D, E ,F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

Glossary: C.

Campanulate:

Having a bell-shaped form.

Cap:

The spore-bearing section of the mushroom containing the gills and tubes. (fruit body)

Carpophore:

The entire spore-bearing structure and which includes the stalk of the higher order of fungi.

Carpophroid:

A fruit body which is poorly developed and sterile.

Cartilaginous:

Being brittle or stiff, not pliable.

Casting:

A layer of material applied to the top of a substrate to retain moisture and encourage fruit body production.

Caulocystidia:

Sterile cells covering the stem of the mushroom.

Cellular:

Composed of rounded to glob-shaped cells.

Cespitose:

To grow in a cluster and appearing to grow form a single base.

Cheilocystidia:

A single sterile cell that occur on the gill edge also called marginal cystidia.

Chlamydospores:

A dense walled spore, which is ovoid in shape (egg shaped) and heat resistant, typically of a secondary type that come directly from the mycelium and have a full complement of chromosome.

Chrysocystidia:

A cystidia that is highly refractive in dried tissue which is revived with a potassium hydroxide solution of 2½ % and appearing as a yellowish-brown coloured mass within a cell.

Clamp connection:

An elbow-shaped protuberance arching over the walls which seperate the cells in the matted mycelia of some mushroom groups.

Compost:

A substrate of biological matrix of cellulose material ie straw containing micro organisms,(manure and other organic material) produced for mushroom growing.

Conclourous:

Of the same colour.

Conditioning:

Mushroom compost final conversion by selected microbial groups.

Conic:

Cone-shaped.

Conidia:

A single nucleus surface borne cell formed by the constriction of the conidiophore.

Conidiophore:

A stalk coming from the mycelium on which conidia are formed.

Conidium (pl Conidia) :

Asexual spore formed by the constriction of the hyphae to chains of cells.

Conifer (coniferous.adj.):

Any gymnosperm tree of the order Coniferales typically evergreen and bearing cones such as the Pine, Spruce, Cypress, Yew or Fir.

Contex:

The mushroom flesh.

Convex:

A surface that is rounded outward. (opposite of concave [rounded inward])

Coprinaceae:

A group of fungi of the genera Coprinus, panaeolus and psathyrella.

Coprophilous:

Of a mushroom growing on manure.

Cortinate:

A veil of fine tissuey cobweb threads extending from the stem to the mushroom cap edge.

Cropping:

The formation, development and harvesting of the mushroom.

Cuticle:

The cells on the cap that can undergo varying degrees of change.

Cystidia:

Microscopic sterile cells covering the fruitbody of the mushroom.

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