Growth cycle of a mushroom: plant
without flowers or chlorophyll, fast-growing, especially in dark, damp
Gill: gills forming the head of the mushroom
Cap: top of the mushroom.
Ring: membrane that envelops part of the stem.
Stipe: part of the mushroom between the cap and the soil.
Vegetable mycelium: filament forming the vegetative apparatus
of a mushroom.
Basidiospore: spores carried by a basidium.
Basidium: plant expansion that carries spores.