Veil (mycology)

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Clearly visible webby partial veil (cortina), hiding the stalk.

A veil or velum, in mycology, is one of several structures in fungi, especially the thin membrane that covers the cap and stalk of an immature mushroom.[1]

Veils fall into two categories:


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2007-01-10 at the Wayback Machine Encarta Dictionary