False truffle

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Melanogaster tuberiformis, a false truffle of the Melanogaster genus.

A false truffle or a Hymenogastrale is any species of fungi that has truffle-resembling underground fruiting bodies that produce basidiocarps.[1][2]


  1. ^ "false truffle". WordNet 3.0 (in WordNet). Princeton University. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Bruns, Thomas D.; Robert Fogel; Thomas J. White; Jeffrey D. Palmer (1989). "Accelerated evolution of a false-truffle from a mushroom ancestor". Nature 339 (6220): 140–142. doi:10.1038/339140a0. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 2716834. Retrieved 13 June 2010.