>Dr. James Trappe has identified truffles as any hypogeous fungi which
>does not forcibly discharge its spores, and relies largely on animals for
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"
E-mail: basidium at aol.com