Class Agaricomycetes Doweld

Prosyllabus Tracheophytorum, Tentamen systematis plantarum vascularium (Tracheophyta): LXXVII (2001)

Type: Agaricus L. 1753

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).

  1. Agaricales (Agaricomycetidae)
  2. Amylocorticiales (Agaricomycetidae)
  3. Atheliales (Agaricomycetidae)
  4. Auriculariales
  5. Boletales (Agaricomycetidae)
  6. Cantharellales
  7. Corticiales
  8. Geastrales (Phallomycetidae)
  9. Gloeophyllales
  10. Gomphales (Phallomycetidae)
  11. Hymenochaetales
  12. Hysterangiales (Phallomycetidae)
  13. Jaapiales
  14. Lepidostromatales (Agaricomycetidae)
  15. Phallales (Phallomycetidae)
  16. Polyporales
  17. Russulales
  18. Sebacinales
  19. Stereopsidales
  20. Thelephorales
  21. Trechisporales
  22. Tremellodendropsidales
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 and Sebacina).
Related links:
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.]
Tree of Life (2007) ; Wikipedia.
Taxon links:
501297 MycoBank ; Index Fungorum