Thecotheus

Belongs within: Pezizales. Thecotheus is a genus of fungi often found growing on animal dung. Characters (from Yao & Spooner 2000): Apothecia sessile, globose to subglobose or cylindrical, rarely pulvinate to lenticular at first, becoming cupulate to discoid, white, becoming grey, yellow, orange to brownish; ectal excipulum of textura angularis and medullary excipulum of textura… Continue reading Thecotheus

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Pezizales

Belongs within: Ascomycota.Contains: Pezizaceae, Thecotheus, Sarcoscyphaceae, Sarcosomataceae, Pyronemataceae, Tuberaceae, Helvellaceae. The Pezizales is a clade of fungi including, among others, the morels and truffles. Characters (from Kirk et al. 2008): Operculate discomycetes; cupfungi. Stroma absent. Ascomata apothecial or cleistothecial, rarely absent, often large, discoid, cupulate or ± globose, sometimes stalked, often brightly coloured; excipulum usually… Continue reading Pezizales

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Helvellaceae

Belongs within: Pezizales. Saddling the truffles Published 19 July 2011 The subject of today’s post is the fungus family Helvellaceae. In the past, the Helvellaceae have been treated as the family including the morels and false morels. False morels and morels are ascomycetes* that produce convoluted fruiting bodies generally supported above ground by a stalk.… Continue reading Helvellaceae