Basidia



plural of basidium.
a special form of sporophore, characteristic of basidiomycetous fungi, on which the sexual spores are borne, usually at the tips of slender projections.
Historical Examples

They resemble each other very much, except that the basidia bear four sterigmata and a spore on each.
Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. George Francis Atkinson

basidia transversely septate; no teleutospores; saprophytes.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

Paraphyses (sterile cells) and sometimes cystidia (longer sterile cells) or spines are intermingled with the basidia.
Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. George Francis Atkinson

Parasites without fruit-body; basidia exposed on surface of host.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

The basidia, spicules, and quaternate spores agree with those of Agaricini.
Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

In the young stage the basidia in the Hypogi are easily distinguished by the aid of the microscope.
Student’s Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous Thomas Taylor

The basidia are nearly round with four rather stout, elongated sterigmata, spores very nearly round.
The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard

The basidia are abruptly club-shaped, rather distant and separated regularly by rounded cells, four spored.
Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. George Francis Atkinson

Most of Basidiomycetes are characterized by the large sporophore on which the basidia with its basidiospores are borne.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

The spore-bearing cells are basidia; the others are called paraphyses.
Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. George Francis Atkinson

noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
the structure, produced by basidiomycetous fungi after sexual reproduction, in which spores are formed at the tips of projecting slender stalks

basidium ba·sid·i·um (bə-sĭd’ē-əm)
n. pl. ba·sid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A small club-shaped structure typically bearing four spores at the tips of minute projections, unique to Basidiomycetes and used as a distinguishing characterisitic.
basidium
(bə-sĭd’ē-əm)
Plural basidia
A small, specialized, club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the tips of minute projections in the fungi known as basidiomycetes. The basidium is unique to basidiomycetes and distinguishes them from other kinds of fungi.

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