The spore-bearing surface of certain fungi, as that on the gills of a mushroom.
an often membrane like layer of either basidia or asci which forms the fertile surfaces on fungal fruitbodies
continuous, spore-bearing layer of a fungus fruiting body
The spore-bearing layer of a fruiting body, hte hymenium is composed of the asci (containing the ascospores) intermixed with the sterile hyphae called paraphyses.
The name given to the layer of fertile cells in fungi, where the spore mother cells (asci or basidia) are aggregated.
spore-bearing layer of cells in certain fungi containing asci or basidia
the spore bearing layer of a fungal fruiting structure.
the fertile layer which contains or carries the asci or basidia with their supporting cells.
Surface of a fruiting body on which sexually produced spores are borne.
Spore-bearing layer of a fungal fruiting body.
fertile layer of either basidia or asci.
A palisade-like layer of asci or basidia, including any sterile cells, such as basidioles, paraphyses, or cystidia. (Pl. hymenia.) ( 15)
The hymenium is the tissue layer on the hymenophore of a fungal fruiting body where the cells develop into basidia or asci, which produce spores. In some species all of the cells of the hymenium develop into basidia or asci, while in others some cells develop into sterile cells called cystidia (basidiomycetes) or paraphyses (ascomycetes). Cystidia are often important for microscopic identification.