Sphaeriales


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Noun1.Sphaeriales - large order of ascomycetous fungi usually having a dark hard perithecia with definite ostioles; in more recent classifications often divided among several orders
fungus order - the order of fungi
family Sphaeriaceae, Sphaeriaceae - parasitic fungi having globose and sometimes necked or beaked perithecia
Ceratostomataceae, family Ceratostomataceae - fungi having carbonous perithecia with long necks
family Hypocreaceae, Hypocreaceae - family of fungi having brightly colored fleshy or membranous ascocarps; sometimes placed in its own order Hypocreales
family Xylariaceae, Xylariaceae - family of fungi characterized by dark brown to black spores
class Pyrenomycetes, Pyrenomycetes - class of fungi in which the fruiting body is a perithecium; includes powdery mildews and ergot and Neurospora
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