Lamella (n) – a gill
of a mushroom, plural: lamellae
More commonly called the “gills” of a
mushroom, lamellae are layered or rib-like structures underneath a mushroom’s
cap. They hold and release the mushrooms spores used in reproduction and are a
key tool in identifying mushroom species. What gilled mushrooms have you
photographed in Mount Rainier’s forests?
NPS photo, 6/13/2014.
Description: A series of gilled mushrooms stacked upon each other growing up
the trunk of a tree. ~kl