Truffles in Maine?

Basidium basidium at
Thu Dec 14 11:03:13 EST 2000

>Dr. James Trappe has identified truffles as any hypogeous fungi which
>does not forcibly discharge its spores, and relies largely on animals for
>spore dispersal.

This surprises me!  Are you certain that he did not add the word "ascomycete"
in his definition?  I am not used to thinking of *any* basidiomycetes as
David W. Fischer
Coauthor, "Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America" and
   "Mushrooms of Northeastern North America"
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