Definitions for "Basidiomycota"
A large subdivision of the kingdom Fungi coextensive with the phylum Basidiomycetes, characterized by having the spores borne on a basidium. It embraces those fungi best known to the public, such as mushrooms, toadstools, etc. Among the classes of the Basidiomycota are: Gasteromycetes (puffballs); Tiliomycetes (comprising the orders Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts)); and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms; toadstools; agarics; bracket fungi).
fungi characterized by the formation of basidia and basidiospores
The division or phylum of fungi that includes all those whose spores are produced on a club-shaped cell (basidium) produced directly from the mycelium or more often, closely packed in a specialized spore-bearing surface (hymenium).. Basidiomycetes is the vestigial name of a class within the division that included the mushrooms.
Keywords:  basidiomycotina, see
See Basidiomycotina.