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(subclass Holobasidiomycetidae)

An order of fungi that typically form fleshy fruit bodies which are typically mushroom-shaped and bear gills. There are many families; the order includes many of the ‘mushrooms’ and ‘toadstools’. Most members of the order are saprotrophic, growing on wood, soil, dung, etc. They are important agents of decay.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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