They are called sporidia to separate them from the basidiomycetes.
They are nearly the equivalent of basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes.
Hymenomycetes, the subdivision of the basidiomycetes in which the fruiting surface is exposed before the spores are ripe.
The Basidia-bearing fungi, or basidiomycetes, are divided into three classes, as has been already stated.
Most of basidiomycetes are characterized by the large sporophore on which the basidia with its basidiospores are borne.
Later, however, these Uredineae were placed as a mere subdivision of the basidiomycetes.
The first of these is known as the Ascomycetes (Sac fungi), the other the basidiomycetes (mushrooms, puff-balls, etc.).
In fact, he laid the foundation for the study of basidiomycetes, and this beautiful little coral-like fungus was his inspiration.
Basidium, the characteristic spore-producing organ of the basidiomycetes.
The basidiomycetes are the highest members of the Fungoid alliance; their relations to the lower groups are obscure.
Basidiomycetes Ba·sid·i·o·my·ce·tes (bə-sĭd'ē-ō-mī-sē'tēz')
A large group of fungi including puffballs, shelf fungi, rusts, smuts, and mushrooms that bear sexually produced spores on a basidium.
Any of various fungi belonging to the phylum Basidomycota, bearing sexually produced spores on a basidium. All hyphae of basidiomycetes are divided into segments by septa and go through three stages of development. In the final stage, each segment has two nuclei, and the hyphae grow to produce basidia and disperse basidiospores. The basidiomycetes are the most familiar forms of fungi and include mushrooms, puffballs, shelf fungi, rusts, and smuts.