The spore-producing organ of a fungus, often seen as a mushroom or toadstool.
- At the maturity of the Cordyceps fungi, fruiting bodies of a spectacular shape grow out of the host insect.
- In reality, a truffle is the fruiting body of a fungus which grows wholly underground.
- One final consideration is that the known fruiting bodies of marine fungi are not as geometrically complex as the Mistaken Point taxa.
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