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|Noun||1.||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
family Hypocreaceae, Hypocreaceae - family of fungi having brightly colored fleshy or membranous ascocarps; sometimes placed in its own order Hypocreales