Calocera cornea Leotia lubrica

Club fungi

        Club fungi, as their name suggests, have a fruiting body that is at least somewhat club-shaped. This alone does not distinguish members of the group, since some species of coral fungi also produce club-shaped fruiting bodies. However, the club fungi are ascomycetes, whereas the coral fungi are basidiomycetes. The club fungi are a heterogeneous assemblage that includes representatives from several different groups of ascomycetes. Some are parasites of insects and other fungi, whereas others are decomposers of woody substrates.

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