Crucibulum laeve Crucibulum laeve


        Boletes are very similar in overall appearance to agarics. The fruiting body has a cap and a stalk, but the lower surface of the cap is composed of a spongy layer within which there are numerous tubes (on the inner walls of which the spores are produced) rather than blade-like gills. The openings to the tubes are referred to as pores. Boletes are an ecologically important group of fungi because they form mycorrhizal associations with forest trees.

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