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Geoglossaceae


FAMILY GEOGLOSSACEAE

The family Geoglossaceae, which belongs to the Helvellales Order, contains the earth-tongues, which are club-like forms, green or black or yellow, and from one to three inches high, common on the ground, growing in rich wood mould. In consistency they are fleshy, gelatinous, or waxy, and their asci open by means of a terminal pore.