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(Discomycetes) Sacc. (discomycete fungi)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Informal)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Boudier, 1905 Icones mycologicæ, ou Iconographie des champignons de France principalement Discomycetes
Spooner, B.M., in prep. Discomycete Workshop - Trial keys to some Genera and Species
Funghiparadise - where the ascomycetes are at home: Funghiparadise - where the ascomycetes are at home

(Discomycetes) may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore shooters, ascomycete)
Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2960 feeding and other relationships of (Discomycetes) (discomycete fungi)

Further Information

Lab. techniques Ripe spores are needed for identification, but are often hard to find in squash preps or sections. Larger cap fungi can be spore-printed like toadstools. For smaller species hold a coverslip over the fruitbody and tickle the hymenium with a paintbrush or twist of paper and it will fire ripe spores onto the coverslip.
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