Agaric

Agaric

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An agaric is a type of fungal fruiting body characterized by the presence of a pileus (cap) that is clearly differentiated from the stipe (stalk), with lamellae (gills) on the underside of the pileus. "Agaric" can also refer to a basidiomycete species characterized by an agaric-type fruiting body. An archaic usage of the word agaric meant 'tree-fungus' (after Latin agaricum); however, that meaning was superseded by the Linnaean interpretation in 1753 when Linnaeus used the generic name Agaricus for gilled mushrooms.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136636883
  • 9786136636887