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Glossary: H.

Habitat:

The ambient environment and the substrate in which the mushroom is growing.

Heliotropic:

Growing towards or following the sun.

Heteromorphic:

Composed of different cell types, used to describe the gill edge of a mushroom.

Heterothallic:

Having two or more morphologically similar pairs of strains within the same species. Compatible spore types are essential for producing fertile spores, ie: A spore on a four spored basidium is only compatible with one of its counterparts.

Hilar:

The protrusion on the spore that connects to the spore producing cell.

Hilum:

A mark on the spore where it was attached to the spore producing cell.

Homomorphic:

Composed of similar cell types.

Homothallic:

Having a strain type that is dikayotic and self-fertile, arising from a two spored basidia.

Humicolous:

Growing in humus (soil).

Hygrophanous:

Fading in colour, used in relation to the cap of the mushroom.

Hymenium:

Spore producing cells on the gills.

Hypha, Hyphae:

The individual cells of the mycelium.

Hyphal aggregate:

A lump or knot of mycelium in a network which differentiates into a primordium (earliest stage of development).

Hypogeal, Hypogean, Hypogeous:

Located or formed underground.

Hyphosphere:

The area immediately surrounding and on the hyphae.

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