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Basidiomycota is large phylum including mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, polypores, jelly fungi, boletes, chanterelles and earth stars (among others). They are so called because they mostly reproduce sexually via club-shaped cells called basidia.

Agaricales (Fungi with simple gills, mostly)

Boletales (Boletes and allies)

Cantharellales (Tooth, Spine, Coral fungi etc)

Phallales (Stinkhorns, Earthstars, some Coral Fungi)

Russulales (Russula, Lactarius and allies)

Polyporales (Wood, Bracket, Shelf Fungi and allies)

Dacrymycetales (Jelly fungi)

Tremellales (Jelly fungi)