Definition of Order Lycoperdales
1. Noun. Small order of basidiomycetous fungi having fleshy often globose fruiting bodies; includes puffballs and earthstars.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Order
Group relationships: Class Gasteromycetes, Class Gastromycetes, Gasteromycetes, Gastromycetes
Member holonyms: Family Lycoperdaceae, Lycoperdaceae, Family Geastraceae, Geastraceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Lycoperdales
Literary usage of Order Lycoperdales
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1. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"... CHAPTER XI: PUFFBALLS order Lycoperdales THE pouch fungi include all fungi which have their spores or seeds in closed chambers until maturity—that is, ..."
2. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"The puffballs and earth stars are in the same order (Lycoperdales). The nest fungi. These beautiful little forms (order ..."