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Fungal Taxonomy

Great advances have been made in developing a natural classification for fungi in the last 10 years through projects such as the National Science Foundation’s Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life. Presented here is a general taxonomic outline for the Fungi and fungal-like organisms.

Kingdom Fungi

Phylum Chytridiomycota
Phylum Blastocladiomycota
Zygomycetous fungi (Phyla unresolved)

Subphylum Entomophthoromycotina
Subphylum Kickxellomycotina
Subphylum Mortierellomycotina
Subphylum Mucoromycotina
Subphylum Zoopagomycotina

Phylum Glomeromycota
Phylum Ascomycota

Subphylum Taphrinomycotina
Subphylum Saccharomycotina
Subphylum Pezizomycotina

Phylum Basidiomycota

Subphylum Pucciniomycotina
Subphylum Ustilaginomycotina
Subphylum Agaricomycotina

Other Fungal-like Organisms

Kingdom Amoebozoa:

Phylum Myxomycota

Kingdom Rhizaria

Phylum Phytomyxea

Kingdom Stramenopila

Phylum Oomycota
Phylum Hyphochytriomycota
Phylum Labyrinthulomycota

Mushroom Hunting Resources

Minnesota Mushroom Checklist

Mushroom Book List

Mushroom Collection Guidelines for Herbarium Specimens

Collection Guidelines for Microfungi on Plants

Description Sheets

For more information, please contact:

David McLaughlin, Curator of Fungi
Department of Plant Biology
University of Minnesota
1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul MN 55108-1095
(Ph) 612-625-5736
(Fax) 612-625-1738