fungus genus

Definitions of fungus genus
  1. noun
    includes lichen genera
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    Erysiphe, genus Erysiphe
    genus of powdery mildews
    Neurospora, genus Neurospora
    genus of fungi with black perithecia used extensively in genetic research; includes some forms with orange spore masses that cause severe damage in bakeries
    Ceratostomella, genus Ceratostomella
    genus of fungi forming continuous hyaline spores
    Claviceps, genus Claviceps
    fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
    Xylaria, genus Xylaria
    type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata
    Rosellinia, genus Rosellinia
    fungi having smooth perithecia with dark one-celled ascospores
    Helotium, genus Helotium
    type genus of the Helotiaceae
    genus Sclerotinia
    large genus of ascomycetous fungi including various destructive plant pathogens
    Scleroderma, genus Scleroderma
    genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
    Tulestoma, Tulostoma, genus Tulestoma, genus Tulostoma
    type genus of the Tulostomaceae
    Rhizopogon, genus Rhizopogon
    a genus of fungi having subterranean sporophores resembling tubers
    Truncocolumella, genus Truncocolumella
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Rhizopogonaceae
    genus Mucor
    type genus of the Mucoraceae; genus of molds having cylindrical or pear-shaped sporangia not limited in location to points where rhizoids develop
    genus Rhizopus
    a genus of rot-causing fungi having columnar hemispherical aerial sporangia anchored to the substrate by rhizoids
    Entomophthora, genus Entomophthora
    type genus of the Entomophthoraceae; fungi parasitic on insects
    genus Dictostylium
    genus of slime molds that grow on dung and decaying vegetation
    Blastocladia, genus Blastocladia
    a genus of fungi of the family Blastodiaceae
    Synchytrium, genus Synchytrium
    simple parasitic fungi including pond scum parasites
    Saprolegnia, genus Saprolegnia
    aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains
    Peronospora, genus Peronospora
    genus of destructive downy mildews
    Albugo, genus Albugo
    type genus of the Albuginaceae; fungi causing white rusts
    genus Pythium
    destructive root-parasitic fungi
    Phytophthora, genus Phytophthora
    destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants
    Plasmodiophora, genus Plasmodiophora
    type genus of Plasmodiophoraceae comprising minute plant parasitic fungi similar to and sometimes included among the slime molds
    Tuber, genus Tuber
    type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
    Hydnum, genus Hydnum
    type genus of Hydnaceae
    genus Lecanora
    type genus of Lecanoraceae; crustaceous lichens
    genus Roccella
    chiefly fruticose maritime rock-inhabiting lichens
    Pertusaria, genus Pertusaria
    crustose lichens that are a source of the dye archil and of litmus
    Usnea, genus Usnea
    widely distributed lichens usually having a greyish or yellow pendulous freely branched thallus
    Evernia, genus Evernia
    lichens of the family Usneaceae having a pendulous or shrubby thallus
    Ramalina, genus Ramalina
    shrubby lichens of the family Usneaceae having a flattened thallus
    Alectoria, genus Alectoria
    lichens having dark brown erect or pendulous much-branched cylindrical thallus
    Cladonia, genus Cladonia
    type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
    Parmelia, genus Parmelia
    type genus of the Parmeliaceae; a large genus of chiefly alpine foliaceous lichens
    Cetraria, genus Cetraria
    foliose lichens chiefly of northern latitudes
    Agaricus, genus Agaricus
    type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species
    Lentinus, genus Lentinus
    a genus of fungus belonging to the family Tricholomataceae
    Amanita, genus Amanita
    genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
    Cantharellus, genus Cantharellus
    a well-known genus of fungus; has funnel-shaped fruiting body; includes the chanterelles
    Omphalotus, genus Omphalotus
    a genus of fungi with a depressed disc in the cap
    Coprinus, genus Coprinus
    genus of black-spotted agarics in which the cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; sometimes placed in its own family Coprinaceae
    Lactarius, genus Lactarius
    large genus of agarics that have white spore and contain a white or milky juice when cut or broken; includes both edible and poisonous species
    Marasmius, genus Marasmius
    chiefly small mushrooms with white spores
    Pleurotus, genus Pleurotus
    agarics with white spores and caps having an eccentric stem; an important mushroom of Japan
    Pholiota, genus Pholiota
    genus of gilled agarics of Europe and North America having brown spores and an annulus; grows on open ground or decaying wood
    Russula, genus Russula
    large genus of fungi with stout stems and white spores and neither annulus nor volva; brittle caps of red or purple or yellow or green or blue; differs from genus Lactarius in lacking milky juice
    Stropharia, genus Stropharia, ring-stalked fungus
    genus of gill fungi with brown spores that is closely related to Agaricus; here placed in its own family Strophariaceae
    Entoloma, genus Entoloma
    agarics with pink spores but lacking both volva and annulus (includes some that are poisonous)
    genus Chlorophyllum
    a genus of fungus belonging to the family Lepiotaceae
    genus Lepiota
    agarics with white spores that includes several edible and poisonous mushrooms: parasol mushrooms
    Corticium, genus Corticium
    genus of fungi having simple smooth sporophores; some are parasitic on wood or economic crops; some species formerly placed in form genus Rhizoctinia
    Pellicularia, genus Pellicularia
    genus of fungi having the hymenium in the form of a crust; some species formerly placed in form genus Rhizoctinia
    Tricholoma, genus Tricholoma
    agarics with white spores and a fleshy stalk and notched gills; of various colors both edible and inedible
    Volvaria, genus Volvaria
    agarics having pink spores and a distinct volva
    Pluteus, genus Pluteus, roof mushroom
    a large genus of fungi belonging to the family Pluteaceae; the shape of the cap resembles a roof; often abundant early in the summer
    Volvariella, genus Volvariella
    an important genus of mushrooms in the Orient
    Clitocybe, genus Clitocybe
    a genus of agarics with white to pale yellow spore deposits and fleshy stalks centrally attached to the cap and closely attached gills
    Flammulina, genus Flammulina
    a genus of agarics
    Saccharomyces, genus Saccharomyces
    single-celled yeasts that reproduce asexually by budding; used to ferment carbohydrates
    Schizosaccharomyces, genus Schizosaccharomyces
    type and only genus of Schizosaccharomycetaceae; comprises the fission yeasts
    Eurotium, genus Eurotium
    a genus of fungi belonging to the order Eurotiales
    Aspergillus, genus Aspergillus
    genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
    Thielavia, genus Thielavia
    genus of fungi having spherical brown perithecia and some conidia borne in chains; cause root rot
    Peziza, genus Peziza
    type genus of the Pezizaceae: a variety of cup fungus
    Plectania, genus Plectania
    genus of fungi in the family Pezizaceae closely related to and often included in genus Peziza
    Morchella, genus Morchella
    genus of edible fungi: morel
    Wynnea, genus Wynnea
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Sarcoscyphaceae
    genus Helvella
    type genus of the Helvellaceae
    genus Discina
    a genus of fungi of the family Helvellaceae with a cup-shaped or saucer-shaped fruiting body and ornamented spores
    genus Gyromitra
    a genus of fungi of the family Helvellaceae with a fertile portion that is tan to brown
    Phallales, order Phallales
    order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes
    Phallus, genus Phallus
    genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem
    Dictyophera, genus Dictyophera
    closely related to genus Phallus distinguished by an indusium hanging like a skirt from below the pileus
    Mutinus, genus Mutinus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Phallaceae
    Clathrus, genus Clathrus
    type genus of the Clathraceae
    Pseudocolus, genus Pseudocolus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Clathraceae
    Lycoperdon, genus Lycoperdon
    genus of fungi whose fruiting body tapers toward a base consisting of spongy mycelium
    Calvatia, genus Calvatia
    genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores
    Geastrum, genus Geastrum
    type genus of Geastraceae; fungi whose outer peridium when dry splits into starlike segments
    Radiigera, genus Radiigera
    a genus of fungus belonging to the family Geastraceae
    Astreus, genus Astreus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Geastraceae
    Nidularia, genus Nidularia
    type genus of the Nidulariaceae
    Gastrocybe, genus Gastrocybe
    a genus of fungi of the family Secotiaceae
    Macowanites, genus Macowanites
    a stout-stemmed genus of fungus belonging to the family Secotiaceae having fruiting bodies that never expand completely
    Gastroboletus, genus Gastroboletus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Secotiaceae; they resemble boletes but the spores are not discharged from the basidium
    Albatrellus, genus Albatrellus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Neolentinus, genus Neolentinus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Nigroporus, genus Nigroporus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Oligoporus, genus Oligoporus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae
    Polyporus, genus Polyporus
    type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers
    Fistulina, genus Fistulina
    fungi having each pore separate though crowded
    Fomes, genus Fomes
    genus of bracket fungi forming corky or woody perennial shelflike sporophores often of large size; includes some that cause destructive heartrot in trees
    Boletus, genus Boletus
    type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible
    Fuscoboletinus, genus Fuscoboletinus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Leccinum, genus Leccinum
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Phylloporus, genus Phylloporus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Suillus, genus Suillus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Strobilomyces, genus Strobilomyces
    fungi similar to Boletus but with a shaggy scaly cap
    Boletellus, genus Boletellus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
    Tremella, genus Tremella
    fungi with yellowish gelatinous sporophores having convolutions resembling those of the brain
    Auricularia, genus Auricularia
    type genus of the Auriculariaceae
    Dacrymyces, genus Dacrymyces
    type genus of the Dacrymycetaceae: fungi with a bifurcate basidium that lacks septa
    Melampsora, genus Melampsora
    rusts having sessile one-celled teliospores in a single layer
    Cronartium, genus Cronartium
    rust fungi having aecia produced in raised or swollen sori and teliospores borne in waxy columns
    Puccinia, genus Puccinia
    type genus of the Pucciniaceae; a large genus of parasitic fungi including many that are destructive to various economic plants
    Gymnosporangium, genus Gymnosporangium
    genus of fungi that produce galls on cedars and other conifers of genera Juniperus and Libocedrus and causes rust spots on apples and pears and other plants of family Rosaceae
    Ustilago, genus Ustilago
    type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts
    Tilletia, genus Tilletia
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
    Urocystis, genus Urocystis
    a genus of smut fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
    Septobasidium, genus Septobasidium
    type genus of Septobasidiaceae: smooth shelf fungi usually having a well-developed sometimes thick-walled hypobasidium
    Hygrocybe, genus Hygrocybe
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Hygrophorus, genus Hygrophorus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Hygrotrama, genus Hygrotrama
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Neohygrophorus, genus Neohygrophorus
    a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
    Cortinarius, genus Cortinarius
    the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)
    Gymnopilus, genus Gymnopilus
    a genus of fungus characterized by the orange color of the spore deposit
    genus Verticillium
    genus of imperfect fungi having conidia borne singly at the apex of whorled branchlets; cause wilt diseases
    Trichophyton, genus Trichophyton
    a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus
    Microsporum, genus Microsporum
    a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm
    genus Monilia
    genus of parasitic yeastlike imperfect fungi having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains; some species usually placed in other genera especially genus Candida
    genus Candida
    a genus of yeastlike imperfect fungi; sometimes included in genus Monilia of the family Moniliaceae
    Cercosporella, genus Cercosporella
    form genus of imperfect fungi lacking pigment in the spores and conidiophores
    Penicillium, genus Penicillium
    genus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food; used in making cheese and as a source of penicillin
    Blastomyces, genus Blastomyces
    genus of pathogenic yeastlike fungi
    Cercospora, genus Cercospora
    form genus of imperfect fungi that are leaf parasites with long slender spores
    Ustilaginoidea, genus Ustilaginoidea
    genus of imperfect fungi causing plant diseases like smut
    Tubercularia, genus Tubercularia
    type genus of the Tuberculariaceae; fungi with nodules of red or pink conidia; some cause diebacks of woody plants
    genus Fusarium
    a form genus of mostly plant parasites some of which cause dry rot; in humans a species can cause inflammation of cornea leading to blindness
    form genus Rhizoctinia, genus Rhizoctinia
    form genus of imperfect fungi some species of which are now placed in genera Pellicularia and Corticium because their perfect stages have been found
    Ozonium, genus Ozonium
    form genus of imperfect fungi
    Sclerotium, genus Sclerotium
    form genus of sterile imperfect fungi; many form sclerotia; some cause sclerotium disease in plants
    Geoglossum, genus Geoglossum
    type genus of the Geoglossaceae comprising the earthtongues
    Armillaria, genus Armillaria
    genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juice; some are edible; some cause root rot
    Armillariella, genus Armillariella
    a honey-colored diminutive form of genus Armillaria; grows in clusters; edible (when cooked) but most attention has been on how to get rid of it
    slime mushroom
    a mushroom of the genus Amanita
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    (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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