Discina (fungus)

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Discina perlata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Discinaceae
Genus: Discina
(Fr.) Fr. (1849)
Type species
Discina perlata
Fr. (1849)
  • Peziza a Discina Fr. (1822)
  • Discinella P.Karst. (1891)

Discina is a genus of ascomycete fungi related to the false morels of the genus Gyromitra. There are about 20 species in the genus.[2] They bear dish- or cup-shaped fruit bodies. The best known member is the pig ear (D. perlata), which is deemed edible after thorough cooking, although is viewed with suspicion given its relation to the highly toxic false morels.



  1. ^ "Synonymy: Discina (Fr.) Fr., Summa veg. Scand., Section Post. (Stockholm): 348 (1849)". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 214. ISBN 0-85199-826-7. 

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