The Agaricomycetes class contains mushrooms, bracket fungi, and puffballs. Estimates predict there are around 21,000 Agaricomycetes species (as of 2008). The majority of Agaricomycetes are terrestrial, but some are aquatic.
Being Basidiomycete fungi, species of this class develop basidiospores on a basidium.
Most edible mushrooms belong to Agaricomycetes except for truffles and morels in the Ascomycota division. However, some of the most poisonous organisms in the world are Agaricomycetes.
Orders without a subclass:
Learn about the Glistening Ink Cap or Mica Cap of the Coprinellus Genus
Also known as the crack cap polypore.
Begin your journey as a citizen scientist and take in the basics of mushroom cultivation.
Learn the various identifying characteristics associates with the veils & annulus of a mushroom.
Learn the various ways mushroom gills attach to the stem.