After reading @lynkos’ thread - “Layman’s guide to fungus orders/families” - I’ve been wondering if there are many fungi that are evident outside of a microscopic view that arent either the basidiomycetes and ascomycetes. I had a little look at the other divisions of fungi and I’ve found a couple interesting examples already.
Are there some atypical moulds and rusts? Do other groups of fungi form lichens? Are there are many macroscopic fungi outside the basidiomycetes and ascomycetes? I can’t seem to find anything for this question online without crawling through fungi taxonomy and looking up random names.
One prominent example of fungi that can be seen without a microscope that aren’t in the phylums of basidiomycetes or ascomycetes (at least in the iNat taxonomy) are the pin molds.
Fungi from many groups form colonies, coatings, lesions, etc. that are visible to the average naked eye. Often these are a single genetic individual. But by macroscopic, I assume you mean that it has to be a single physiological individual that can be seen in normal lighting by average unaided human eyes? By those criteria, many molds are macroscopic, for example in Mucoromycota. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&taxon_id=1094433