Definition of Gastromycetes
1. Noun. Fungi in which the hymenium is enclosed until after spores have matured: puffballs; earth stars; stinkhorn fungi.
Generic synonyms: Class
Member holonyms: Order Sclerodermatales, Sclerodermatales, Hymenogastrales, Order Hymenogastrales, Gasteromycete, Gastromycete, Order Phallales, Phallales, Order Tulostomatales, Tulostomatales, Lycoperdales, Order Lycoperdales, Nidulariales, Order Nidulariales, Order Secotiales, Secotiales
Group relationships: Basidiomycota, Basidiomycotina, Subdivision Basidiomycota, Subdivision Basidiomycotina
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastromycetes
Literary usage of Gastromycetes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fungal Flora of the Lehigh Valley, Pa. by William Herbst (1899)
"The name gastromycetes or Gasteromycetes is derived from the Greek gaster, a stomach, and mukes, a fungus. The hymenium is enclosed in a cavity surrounded ..."
2. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George Massee (1892)
"gastromycetes. Hymenium enclosed within a continuous membrane or peridium ... from which all the other families of the gastromycetes have been derived, ..."
3. Our Native Ferns and Their Allies: With Synoptical Descriptions of the by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1888)
"North America Fungi—gastromycetes. Jour. Cincinnati Soc. Nat. Hist., XI, 141-149; XII, 8-22, ... British gastromycetes. Annals of Botany, iV, 1-94 (1889). ..."
4. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"MASSEE, GEORGE: A Monograph of the British gastromycetes. Annals of Botany, iv: 1, with 4 plates. ... MORGAN, AP: North American Fungi: The gastromycetes. ..."
5. Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Julius Sachs (1887)
"The deviations from the normal type of growth prevailing in the vegetable kingdom go still further in some other gastromycetes, as in the genera Clathrus, ..."
6. The evolution of plant life, lower forms by George Massee (1891)
"There are two important subdivisions of the present group : (i) Hymenomycetes, characterized by having the hymenium exposed; (2) gastromycetes, the hymenium ..."