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agaric

1. any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the family Agaricaceae, having gills on the underside of the cap. The group includes the edible mushrooms and poisonous forms such as the fly agaric
2. the dried spore-producing bodies of certain fungi, esp Polyphorus officinalis (or Boletus laricis), formerly used in medicine
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(2006) described many genera out of which hardly 8-10 are currently in use and bulk of the species belong to the agaricoid genera only.
Gasteromycetes with agaricoid affinities (secotiaceous Hymenogastrineae and related forms).
Phaeomarasmius siquierii (Agaricoid clade, Tubariaceae), a new Mediterranean resupinatae species found in Formentera (Balearic Islands, Spain).