Gasteromycetes


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Noun1.Gasteromycetes - fungi in which the hymenium is enclosed until after spores have matured: puffballs; earth stars; stinkhorn fungi
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
order Sclerodermatales, Sclerodermatales - an order of fungi having a peridium surrounding a gleba (sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes)
Hymenogastrales, order Hymenogastrales - an order of fungi belonging to the class Gasteromycetes; has a distinct basidiocarp with a fleshy or waxy gleba (sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes)
Basidiomycota, Basidiomycotina, subdivision Basidiomycota, subdivision Basidiomycotina - comprises fungi bearing the spores on a basidium; includes Gasteromycetes (puffballs) and Tiliomycetes comprising the orders Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts) and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms, toadstools, agarics and bracket fungi); in some classification systems considered a division of kingdom Fungi
gasteromycete, gastromycete - any fungus of the class Gasteromycetes
order Phallales, Phallales - order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes
order Tulostomatales, Tulostomatales - an order of fungi belonging to the class Gasteromycetes
Lycoperdales, order Lycoperdales - small order of basidiomycetous fungi having fleshy often globose fruiting bodies; includes puffballs and earthstars
Nidulariales, order Nidulariales - small order of basidiomycetous fungi comprising families Nidulariaceae and Sphaerobolaceae
order Secotiales, Secotiales - an order of fungi belonging to the class Gasteromycetes