Flying Squirrels, Spotted Owls, and Truffles

Jim McKenney
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:46:24 PST
Tim wrote: Most truffles are from mycorrhizal fungi and theycan be from groups across the spectrum from basidiomycetes (agarics,
boletus) and ascomycetes (morels), but mostly exclusively truffle groups.
I took your advice and Googled it. 
From the wikipedia account, it's apparent that all true truffles are ascomycetes. No true truffles are basidiomycetes. There might be basidiomycetes which which have a vernacular name which includes the word truffle, but that's like calling a cat a dog, or calling a sweet potato a yam. Plenty of people do it, but that does not make it right. 
Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm lucky enough to live close to several local morel patches. Now I'm wondering how those morels would go with braised woodchuck. 

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