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RHIZOPOGONACEAE Gäum. & C.W. Dodge (beard truffles)

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs

Suggested Literature

RHIZOPOGONACEAE may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(a subclass of basidiomycetes)
(spongecap toadstools and their relatives)
Macromycetes Gasteromycetes Ectomycorrhizal fungi (via Rhizopogonaceae) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

RHIZOPOGONACEAE is associated with:

There may be taxa associated with Rhizopogonaceae listed at higher taxonomic level

(true fungi)
Ectomycorrhizal fungi (via Rhizopogonaceae)

Associated with RHIZOPOGONACEAE:

Rhizopogonaceae may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

(true fungi)
Macromycetes Ectomycorrhizal fungi (via Rhizopogonaceae) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Further Information

Lab. techniques These are not puff-balls - they rely on animals eating them to spread the spores, so ripe spores can be found even while the fruitbody is soft and semi-gelatinised, though not if still white within.

The spores are coloured so show up reasonbly well, but the basidia seem to break up in ammonia and to resist staining by Cotton Blue in Lactophenol and Melzer's Iodine. Melzer's seems as good as anything.
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