The Basidiomycetes form their spores (usually four) on the top of certain cells, located on the gills or pores of a mushroom consisting of a cap and a stem. The photographs show examples of two basidiomycetes, one with gills and one with pores  


Boletus satanus


Tricholoma sulphureum


The two photomicrographs show a coloured cross section through the gills and the pores of two basidiomycetes. The dark magenta rims around the gills and the pores are the crowded cells which form the spores at their top.

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