Definition of pileus:
- "Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.", George Francis Atkinson.
By this means it will be seen that the pileus is continuous with the stem, that the substance of the pileus descends into the gills, and that relatively the substance of the stem is more fibrous than that of the pileus.- "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.