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BASIDIOMYCOTA R.T. Moore (spore droppers)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Phylum)

AGARICOMYCETES Doweld (a class of fungi)
AGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools), eg: Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) - Cap - top view AURICULARIALES (an order of jelly fungi), eg: Guepinia helvelloides (Salmon Salad) - Fruitbody - lain down BOLETALES (spongecap toadstools and their relatives), eg: Tapinella panuoides (Oyster Rollrim) - Fruitbody - top view CANTHARELLALES (chanterelles, hedgehog fungi and some fairy clubs and resupinates), eg: Hydnum repandum (Wood Hedgehog, Hedgehog Fungus) - Clamp connection in cap tomentum GEASTRALES (earth-stars), eg: Geastrum fimbriatum (Sessile Earthstar) - Fruitbody - underside view GLOEOPHYLLALES (an order of fungi), eg: Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Conifer Mazegill) - In situ GOMPHALES (an order of fairy clubs), eg: Ramaria abietina (a coral fungus) - Fruitbody - in situ Grandinia (a genus of resupinate spine fungi), eg: Unidentified Grandinia (Unidentified Grandinia Resupinate Spine Fungi) - Fruitbody HYMENOCHAETALES (an order of basidiomycete fungi), eg: Inonotus hispidus (Shaggy Bracket) - Fruitbody PHALLALES (stinkhorns, cage and coral fungi, earthstars, truffles and fairy clubs), eg: Phallus impudicus var. impudicus (Stinkhorn) - Fruitbodies - in situ POLYPORALES (polypores), eg: Epithele typhae (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody Rickenella (mosscap toadstools), eg: Rickenella fibula (Orange Mosscap) - Fruitbodies - oblique view - in situ RUSSULALES (an order of toadstools), eg: Lactarius blennius (Slimy Milk-cap, Beech Milkcap) - Fruitbody - oblique view - in situ SEBACINALES (an order of fungi), eg: Sebacina incrustans (Enveloping Crust) - Fruitbody THELEPHORALES (an order of basidiomycete fungi), eg: Tomentella sublilacina (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody TRECHISPORALES (an order of fungi), eg: Subulicystidium longisporum (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody
Class 1962 subtaxa 2669 ident refs
AGARICOSTILBOMYCETES R. Bauer, Begerow, J.P. Samp., M. Weiss & Oberw. (a class of fungi) Class 3 subtaxa  
AGARICOSTILBALES Oberw. & R. Bauer (an order of fungi) Order 3 subtaxa  
AGARICOSTILBACEAE Oberw. & R. Bauer (a family of fungi) Family 1 subtaxon  
Bensingtonia ciliata Ingold (a basidiomycete fungus) Species   2 ident refs
CHIONOSPHAERACEAE Oberw. & Bandoni (a family of urediniomycete fungi) Family 1 subtaxon  
Stilbum Tode (a genus of urediniomycete fungi) Form genus   1 ident refs
Mycogloea macrospora (Berk. & Broome) McNabb (a ustilaginomycete) Species   1 ident refs
ATRACTIELLOMYCETES R. Bauer, Begerow, J.P. Samp., M. Weiss & Oberw. (Atractiellomycete fungi) Class 2 subtaxa  
ATRACTIELLALES Oberw. & Bandoni (an order of urediniomycete fungi) Order 2 subtaxa  
Hobsonia mirabilis (Peck) Linder (a urediniomycete fungus) Species   1 ident refs
PHLEOGENACEAE Gäum. (fenugreek stalkballs) Family 1 subtaxon  
Phleogena faginea (Fr.) Link (Fenugreek Stalkball)
Species   3 ident refs
BASIDIOMYCETES G. Winter (spore droppers)
(Corticioid fungi) (whitewash fungi), eg: Hyphodontia pallidula (a resupinate fungus) - Fruitbody
Class 4 subtaxa 36 ident refs
CYSTOBASIDIOMYCETES R. Bauer, Begerow, J.P. Samp., M. Weiss & Oberw. (a class of fungi) Class 3 subtaxa  
CYSTOBASIDIALES R. Bauer, Begerow, J.P. Samp., M. Weiss & Oberw. (an order of fungi) Order 2 subtaxa  
CYSTOBASIDIACEAE Gäum. (a family of fungi) Family 2 subtaxa  
Cystobasidium fimetarium (Schumach.) P. Roberts (a ustilaginomycete) Species   1 ident refs
Occultifur internus (L.S. Olive) Oberw. (a ustilaginomycete) Species   1 ident refs
NAOHIDEALES R. Bauer, Begerow, J.P. Samp., M. Weiss & Oberw. (an order of fungi) Order 1 subtaxon  
Naohidea sebacea (Berk. & Broome) Oberw. (a ustilaginomycete) Species   1 ident refs
DACRYMYCETES Doweld (a class of jelly fungi)
DACRYMYCETALES (an order of jelly fungi), eg: Ditiola peziziformis (a jelly fungus) - Fruitbody - side view - in situ
Class 5 subtaxa 11 ident refs
ENTORRHIZOMYCETES Begerow, Stoll & R. Bauer (a class of fungi) Class 2 subtaxa  
ENTORRHIZALES R. Bauer & Oberw. (an order of smut fungi) Order 2 subtaxa  
ENTORRHIZACEAE R. Bauer & Oberw. (a family of smut fungi) Family 2 subtaxa  
Entorrhiza aschersoniana (Magnus) De Toni (a smut fungus) Species   1 ident refs
Entorrhiza scirpicola (Correns) Sacc. & P. Syd. (a smut fungus) Species   1 ident refs
EXOBASIDIOMYCETES Begerow, Stoll & R. Bauer (a class of fungi)
DOASSANSIALES (an order of smut fungi parasitic on aquatic plants), eg: Nannfeldtiomyces sparganii (a smut) - Leaf-spots - abaxial face of leaf - close-up ENTYLOMATALES (an order of smut fungi), eg: Entyloma chrysosplenii (a smut fungus) - Infected leaf - underside EXOBASIDIALES (an order of ustilaginomycetes), eg: Exobasidium japonicum (a redleaf fungus) - Leaf spray with gall
Class 20 subtaxa 25 ident refs
MICROBOTRYOMYCETES R. Bauer, Begerow, J.P. Samp., M. Weiss & Oberw. (microbotrian fungi)
MICROBOTRYALES (an order of microbotryan fungi), eg: Sphacelotheca hydropiperis (a microbotryan smut) - Ustilospores above sterile cells
Class 17 subtaxa 15 ident refs
MICROSPORIDIOMYCETES (a class of basidiomycete yeasts) Class   1 ident refs
PUCCINIOMYCETES R. Bauer, Begerow, J.P. Samp., M. Weiss & Oberw. (pucciniomycete fungi)
HELICOBASIDIALES (an order of fungi), eg: Tuberculina sbrozzii (an anamorphic ustilaginomycete) - Sporodochia - within sori of Puccinia vincae PUCCINIALES (rust fungi), eg: Uromyces dactylidis (Celandine Clustercup Rust) - Cluster cups on galls on under surface of host leaf
Class 165 subtaxa 109 ident refs
TREMELLOMYCETES Dowell (a class of fungi)
TREMELLALES (an order of jelly fungi), eg: Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain, Golden Jelly Fungus) - Fruitbody
Class 24 subtaxa 32 ident refs
USTILAGINOMYCETES R. Bauer, Oberw. & Vánky (smut fungi and relatives)
UROCYSTIDALES (an order of fungi), eg: Urocystis ranunculi (a smut fungus) - Infected plant USTILAGINOMYCETIDAE (a subclass of smut fungi), eg: Anthracoidea arenariae (a smut fungus) - Infected inflorescence
Class 50 subtaxa 53 ident refs
Unidentified Basidiomycota (Unidentified Spore Droppers) Unidentified    

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Ainsworth, G.C., Sparrow, F.K. & Sussman, A.S. (eds), 1973 The Fungi, An Advanced Treatise: Volume IVB, a taxonomic review with keys: myxomycetes, phycomycetes, basidiomycetes and lower fungi
Breitenbach J., & Kränzlin F., 1986 Non-gilled Fungi
Buczacki, S., 1989 Fungi of Britain and Europe
Hansen, L & Knudsen, H (Eds), 1992 Nordic Macromycetes, Vol 2 (Polyp., Bolet., Agaric., Russ.)
Hansen, L & Knudsen, H, 1997 Nordic Macromycetes, Vol 3. (Hetero., Aphylloph., Gastero.)
(Web) Checklist of the British & Irish Basidiomycotina: (Web) Checklist of the British & Irish Basidiomycotina
Marchand, A., 1971 Champignons du Nord et du Midi (9 volumes)
Moser, M. & Jülich, W., 1991 Colour Atlas of Basidiomycetes
Smith, W.G., 1908 Synopsis of British Basidiomycetes

Dung fungi

Doveri, F., 2007 Fungi Fimicoli Italici: a guide to the recognition of basidiomycetes and ascomycetes living on faecal material
Richardson, M.J. & Watling, R., 1997 Keys to Fungi on Dung

Lichenicolous fungi

Hawksworth, D.L., Atienza, V. & Coppins, B.J., in prep. Artifical Keys to the Lichenicolous Fungi of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Iberian Peninsula, and Canary Islands

Plant pathology

Moore, W.C., 1959 British Parasitic Fungi


Hugill, P. & Lucas, A., 2015 A field guide to the Resupinates of Hampshire
Hugill, P. & Lucas, A., 2015 The microscopy companion to the Resupinates of Hampshire


Laessøe, T. & Peteren, J.H., 2007 Mycokey v2.1
Laessøe, T. & Peteren, J.H., 2008 Mycokey v3.1

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