basidiomycota definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A large subdivision for the kingdom Fungi coextensive aided by the phylum Basidiomycetes, described as having the spores borne on a basidium. It embraces those fungi best-known into the community, particularly mushrooms, toadstools, etc. On the list of classes associated with the Basidiomycota are: Gasteromycetes (puffballs); Tiliomycetes (comprising the requests Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts)); and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms; toadstools; agarics; bracket fungi).
  • noun:
    • comprises fungi bearing the spores on a basidium; includes Gasteromycetes (puffballs) and Tiliomycetes comprising the purchases Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts) and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms, toadstools, agarics and bracket fungi); in a few category systems considered a division of kingdom Fungi

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