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Mushroom spores

Mushroom spores

Are tiny, reproductive cells that allow fungus to replicate and grow. Spores are present in huge numbers on healthy mushrooms because successful germination by a spore only happens in very unique circumstances. Each spore is a calling card for the type of mushroom from which it came, a useful fact for wild mushroom hunters who want to identify a species for safe consumption.

Morel Mushroom Spores

A mushroom spore is a unicellular organism responsible for the reproductive processes in mushroom producing fungi. In his book, “Edible Mushrooms”, Clyde Martin Christensen reports the spores are only 1/2500-inch long. Spores are located on the underside of the mushroom cap, in the gills, teeth or pores of the mushroom. Gills, teeth and pores refer to the shape and size of the spore-producing area of the mushroom.

Conditions

Not all mushrooms produce spores all the time. A mushroom is similar to a piece of fruit on a tree, the seeds symbolic of the spores. Mushrooms, like fruit trees, only produce fruit and seeds for reproduction if there are enough available nutrients and water to account for the extra energy required to produce the spores. Therefore, most spores are characteristic of a fungus system that is healthy, because it is reproducing.

Function

Spores either drop, or are ejected from the bottom of the mushroom cap. The miniscule size of spores allows them to get caught in, and carried along, gentle air currents. When most spores hit the ground, they fall on infertile ground: rocks, leaves of grass, streams, etc. The few spores that do fall on fertile ground send out shoots into the ground, finding other shoots, from other spores and starting a reproductive process, connecting and expanding the underground fungus system.

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