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SILYSAVG'S - 'Mycological Terminology Photo Glossary

Mushroom words starting with letter ' S 'Shaggy manes

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  • saclike - referring to the volva's appearance - enclosing the stalk as if a sack was slipped up under it.
  • scabers ( adj. scabrous ) - referring to a mushroom stem's surface appearance - small cluster's of hair-like tissue, usually of darker hue than the stems surface. Scabers are a distinguishing feature in some mushroom genera to help in their identification to species.
  • scabrous - referring to a mushroom stem's surface appearance - Having the surface roughened by scabers.
  • scurfy - referring to stalk or cap appearance - loose, scaly skin. Appearing as if flaking. Dried and curled up surface tissue on the cap or stalk. Being scurfy is several steps worse than scabrous.
  • skirtlike - referring to the annulus on the stalk - the appearance of the annulus ( ring ) as if it were hanging on the stalk like a lady's skirt.
  • spathulate - shaped like a spade or spoon. narrow and oblong with one end wider, like a spatula.
  • spore print - features of a mass of spores discharged from the gills, spines, pores or pits - generally referring to the spore's color which can best be determined when a mass of spores are grouped together.
    Spore prints can be NATURALLY seen, such as in cases of overlapping mushroom caps where the bottom cap acts as the collecting surface for the depositing cap, or ARTIFICIALLY, such as when the mushrooms spore surface is laid on collecting surface, covered to prevent drafts from dispersing the spores and waiting a bit for the spores to be discharged.
  • squamose ( squamulose ) - referring to a surface appearance of cap or stalk - having scales ( squamae ), scaly appearing.
  • stipitate - referring to a mushroom's appearance - having a stipe ( stalk ).
  • striate ( striations ) - referring to a surface appearance - having lines or furrows. Striations can be on stalks or cap surfaces.
  • superior - referring to the location of the annulus - being attached at the upper portion of a mushroom stalk.

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