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basidium

[bə′sid·ē·əm]
(mycology)
A cell, usually terminal, occurring in Basidiomycetes and producing spores (basidiospores) by nuclear fusion followed by meiosis.
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Haustorial cells arise on the hyphae, basidia with oblique to vertical septa.
Germination with phragmobasidia; often two-celled parts of the basidia separate from the rest of the basidium, and plasma left in the teliospore germinates again; basidial cells develop basidiospores or hyphae.
Basidia 35-60 x 10-12 um, clavate to clylinderical, thin-walled, 4-spored.
Basidia myxarioideae, ovale-globosa, 12 - 13 x 9 - 10 [micron]m, (2)4-celullata, 9 - 10 mm pediculata.
Hymenium thickening; basidia 23-28 X 6-7 [micro]m, clavate, clamped, yellowish and somewhat refringent under phase contrast; contents homogeneous or with minute granules or guttules, especially proximally; sterigmata 4, slender, more or less straight.
BASIDIA broadly clavate long 2 - 4 sterigmate sterigmata long and sharp (34-) 38 - 43 A- (7-)11 - 12 (-15) m yellowish brown contents visible inMeltzer's.
The measurements of spores, basidia, cystidia and sterigmata were taken and drawings were made with the aid of a camera lucida.