Basidiomycota

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Basidiomycota
Basidiomycetes from Ernst Haeckel's 1904 Kunstformen der Natur
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Subkingdom: Dikarya
Phylum: Basidiomycota
R.T. Moore, 1980

Basidiomycota is one of two large phyla that, together with the Ascomycota, comprise the subkingdom Dikarya (often referred to as the "Higher Fungi") within the Kingdom Fungi, that includes jelly and shelf, or bracket, mushrooms, puffballs, and stinkhorns; and the rusts and smuts.