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Zelleromyces sp.

Photographs by R. E. Halling, © 2002

voucher: Trappe 27926

This basidiomycetous truffle is actually a derived member of Lactarius and represents a new report for Costa Rica. It lacks any kind of peridium and produced a watery latex when cut open. A remnant of a stipe can be seen in the lower image. The amyloid spores have a low reticulate ornamentation. Dr. M. Castellano (pers. com.) kindly verified the identity of this truffle.

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