Class: Geoglossomycetes

This group contains all our photo galleries of plant life, belonging to the Taxonomic Class Geoglossomycetes. The galleries of photos are sorted by their Taxonomic Genus and Species. Click on the photo to view the gallery contents.

Geoglossomycetes are a type of fungi broadly known as Earth Tongues, typically characterised by large, dark, club­ shaped, terrestrial fruiting bodies. Geoglossomycetes have been reported from every continent in the world except Antarctica. The class Geoglossomycetes is a recently created class of fungi that currently contains only the family Geoglossaceae with five genera Geoglossum, Nothomitra, Sarcoleotia, Thuemenidium and Trichoglossum. These fungi have long been a subject of research, however the taxonomy within the group has historically been hindered by the lack of reliable morphological characteristics, uncertain ecological associations, and the inability to grow these fungi in culture.
Geoglossum fallax (Earth Tongue)