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|Noun||1.||class Basidiomycetes - large class of higher fungi coextensive with subdivision Basidiomycota|
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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
Homobasidiomycetes, subclass Homobasidiomycetes - category used in some classification systems for various basidiomycetous fungi including e.g. mushrooms and puffballs which are usually placed in the classes Gasteromycetes and Hymenomycetes
Heterobasidiomycetes, subclass Heterobasidiomycetes - category used in some classification systems for various basidiomycetous fungi including rusts and smuts
order Tremellales, Tremellales - fungi varying from gelatinous to waxy or even horny in texture; most are saprophytic
Auriculariales, order Auriculariales - coextensive with the family Auriculariaceae; sometimes included in the order Tremellales
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