Erysiphales

plural noun

Er·​y·​si·​pha·​les
: an order of saprophytic and parasitic ascomycetous fungi (subclass Euascomycetes) that live on plants, have both vegetative and reproductive structures superficial on the host, and include the powdery mildews, many sooty molds, and a few other epiphytic fungi see erysiphaceae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Erysiphe + -ales

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“Erysiphales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erysiphales. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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