Definitions for "Plectomycetes"
In general, a group of primitive or reduced ascomycetous forms that have an angiocarpous fructification without an ostiole, the entire interior of which is irregularly penetrated by ascogenous hyphae, with the result that the generally spherical asci, without accompanying paraphyses or other threads, lie scattered irregularly in a pseudoparenchymatous tissue composed of the ascogenous hyphae. ( 17)
class of fungi in which the fruiting body is a cleistothecium (it releases spores only on decay or disintegration)