Agrocybe is a type of basidiospore. Basidiomycetes are in the Subphylum Basidiomycotina which contains the mushrooms, shelf fungi, and a variety of other macrofungi. They are saprophytes, ectomycorrhizal fungi or agents of wood rot, which may destroy the structure wood of buildings. Agrocybe is in the Family Bolbitiaceae. It is extremely difficult to identify a specific genera of basidiomycetes by using standard culture plate techniques. Some basidiospores can be identified by spore morphology; however, some care should be exercised with regard to specific identification. The release of basidiospores is dependant upon moisture, and they are dispersed by wind. They have well defined diurnal and seasonal patterns.