MycoKey : the genus Helicobasidium

Generic short diagnoses: Characteristic purple, felty, plant parasitic resupinate with helicoid, transversely septate basidia; hyphae wide and unclamped. Another state in the lifecycle parasitize rust fungi.

Species examples:
Helicobasidium longisporum
Helicobasidium purpureum
Helicobasidium sp.

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