basidium (pl. basidia)
Glossary of "Lichens" by Purvis (2000)
- The characteristic cell of the basidiomycete fungi, which produces four reproductive spores at its tip.
Glossary of "Plant Biology (1st ed.)" by Graham et al. (2003)
- A clubshaped cell of basidiomycete fungi in which nuclear fusion and meiosis occur during production of basidiospores at the cell surface.
- Graham, L. E., Graham, J. M. & Wilcox, L. W. 2003. Plant Biology. -xxxv + 497 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.
- Purvis, W. 2000. Lichens. 112 pp. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.