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|Noun||1.||Basidiomycota - 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|
division - (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
division Eumycota, Eumycota - true fungi; eukaryotic heterotrophic walled organisms; distinguished from Myxomycota (funguslike slime molds): comprises subdivisions Mastigomycotina; Zygomycotina; Ascomycotina; Basidiomycotina; Deuteromycotina (imperfect fungi)
Basidiomycetes, class Basidiomycetes - large class of higher fungi coextensive with subdivision Basidiomycota
class Hymenomycetes, Hymenomycetes - used in some classifications; usually coextensive with order Agaricales: mushrooms; toadstools; agarics; bracket fungi
class Gasteromycetes, class Gastromycetes, Gasteromycetes, Gastromycetes - fungi in which the hymenium is enclosed until after spores have matured: puffballs; earth stars; stinkhorn fungi
Aphyllophorales, order Aphyllophorales - includes chiefly saprophytic fungi typically with shelflike bodies; sometimes placed in class Hymenomycetes or included in Agaricales
class Tiliomycetes, Tiliomycetes - category used in some systems to comprise the two orders Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts)
order Ustilaginales, Ustilaginales - parasitic fungi causing smuts; sometimes placed in class Tiliomycetes
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