Definition of Sphaeriales
1. Noun. Large order of ascomycetous fungi usually having a dark hard perithecia with definite ostioles; in more recent classifications often divided among several orders.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Order
Member holonyms: Family Sphaeriaceae, Sphaeriaceae, Ceratostomataceae, Family Ceratostomataceae, Family Hypocreaceae, Hypocreaceae, Family Xylariaceae, Xylariaceae
Group relationships: Class Pyrenomycetes, Pyrenomycetes
Medical Definition of Sphaeriales
1. An order of ascomycetous fungi which includes many economically important plant parasites as well as saprophytes. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphaeriales
Literary usage of Sphaeriales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"... leads one to suspect that in some cases the former are really members of the sphaeriales in which the ascus has become abortive. In a number of species, ..."
2. Muhlenbergia: A Journal of Botany edited by Amos Arthur Heller, Patrick Beveridge Kennedy (1906)
"sphaeriales. Endothia longirostris sp. nov. Stomata thickly scattered over large areas, sometimes confluent, bright yellow, deeply seated in the matrix, ..."