Class Agaricomycetes Doweld

[mushrooms and relatives]

A wide variety of fungi that produce macroscopic fruitbodies, such as gilled mushrooms, boletes, brackets, puffballs, and some jelly fungi. Genomic studies are starting to show relationships between the Orders and some are grouped into Subclasses (ending with -mycetidae).

  • Agaricomycetidae
    1. Agaricales
    2. Amylocorticiales
    3. Atheliales
    4. Boletales
    5. Lepidostromatales
  • Phallomycetidae
    1. Geastrales
    2. Gomphales
    3. Hysterangiales
    4. Phallales
  • unplaced
    1. Auriculariales
    2. Cantharellales
    3. Corticiales
    4. Gloeophyllales
    5. Hymenochaetales
    6. Jaapiales
    7. Polyporales
    8. Russulales
    9. Sebacinales
    10. Stereopsidales
    11. Thelephorales
    12. Trechisporales
    13. Tremellodendropsidales

Taxon Details and Links

  • Agaricomycetes Doweld, Prosyllabus Tracheophytorum, Tentamen systematis plantarum vascularium (Tracheophyta): LXXVII (2001). Type: Agaricus L. 1753.
This group was previously called the homobasidiomycetes because the basidium is not septate (no cross walls), in contrast to the heterobasidiomycetes for jelly fungi, rusts, smuts, that mostly have septate (divided) basidia. This basidium distinction did not completely match with true relationships; the jelly fungi are found in multiple classes. This Class now includes some of the jelly fungi with septate basidia (Auricularia, Sebacina, Tremellodendropsis ).
Tree of Life (2007)
Hibbett, D. S., R. Bauer, M. Binder, A.J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K.H. Larsson, J.D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R.H. Nilsson, M. Weiss, and R.G. Thorn. 2014. Agaricomycetes. Pp. 373–429 In: Systematics and Evolution, Second Edition, The Mycota VII Part A. (D. J. McLaughlin and J. W. Spatafora, Eds.), Springer Verlag. [Chapter 14 and complete volume PDF at Hibbett Lab Publications.]
Index Fungorum

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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Dec 25). Agaricomycetes - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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