Morels, Truffles and other Spring Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Tarzetta cupularis is a spectacular little elfin goblet found in the spring in morel habitat. Its diameter is smaller than a dime. There are several of these miniature goblet species that fruit in the sprig. Based on microscopic features they fall into the genus Tarzetta if the spores have two prominent oil droplets and into Geopyxis if the smooth eliptical spores lack oil droplets. This species is probably Geopyxis carbonaria, a spectacular little elfin goblet found in the spring in morel habitat. Its diameter is smaller than a dime. There are several of these miniature goblet species that fruit in the sprig. Based on microscopic features they fall into the genus Tarzetta if the spores have two prominent oil droplets and into Geopyxis if the smooth eliptical spores lack oil droplets.
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