basidiomycota

[buh-sid-ee-oh-mahy-koh-tuh]
plural noun Mycology.
the basidiomycetes considered as belonging to the phylum Basidiomycota of the kingdom fungi.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see basidiomycete, -ota

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basidiomycota

noun
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 
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The presence of basidia is one of the main characteristic features of the basidiomycota.
Bracket fungi, or shelf fungi, are fungi, in the phylum basidiomycota.
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