• WordNet 3.6
    • n Discomycetes a large and taxonomically difficult group of Ascomycetes in which the fleshy fruiting body is disklike or cup-shaped
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • discomycetes A large group of ascomycetous fungi, in which the hymenium is exposed and the fruiting body is cupular, discoid, or club-shaped, and sometimes convoluted. In texture they are fleshy or waxy, and often brilliantly colored. They grow chiefly on the ground and on dead wood, but some are parasitic. Peziza is the largest genus, and includes the cup-shaped species. (See cut under cupule.) Morchella is the edible morel. Also called Helvellaceæ.
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In literature:

This order is named the Disc-like fungi (Discomycetes).
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
In a work of this kind especial attention is naturally given to the order of Discomycetes or cup fungi.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The Discomycetes are of two kinds, the pileate and the cup-shaped.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Of the genera included in the Discomycetes the genus Peziza comprises by far the largest number of described species.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Exoascineae, Saccharomycetineae, Perisporinea, Discomycetes, Pyrenomycetes, Tuberineae, Laboulbeniineae.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various