Diagrams of Fungi




  1. Upper Cortex: Short, thick hyphae pressed together to form a protective layer.


  2. Photosynthetic Layer: In most lichens, the algae are found in a single layer under the protective cortex.


  3. Pith: A loosely woven mat of hyphae holding moisture.


  4. Lower Cortex: Just like the upper cortex protecting the bottom of the group.


  5. Rhizomes: Bundles of hyphae anchoring the group.