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      Dacrymyces palmatus   -    tuning fork basidia

The basidia are embedded in a gelatinous matrix in the hymenium that lines the outside layer of the fruitbody.  Below Lewft: The tips of the basidia poke therough the jelly and the two basidiospores are produced to the outside for release.  At the centre of the field two developing  basidiospores can be seen at the ends of the sterigmata. Below right:  After release the basidiospores become multiseptate. 

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