genus Tilletia

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Noun1.genus Tilletia - a genus of fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Tilletiaceae, Tilletiaceae - a family of smut fungi having a simple promycelium bearing the spores in an apical cluster
Tilletia caries, bunt - fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
Tilletia foetida, stinking smut, bunt - similar to Tilletia caries
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The delimitation of the genus Neovossia from the genus Tilletia is difficult, because the sets of character states of the different species show a morphologic continuum.