Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Pezizaceae
Genus: Pachyphloeus
Tul. & C.Tul. (1845)
Type species
Pachyphloeus melanoxanthus
(Tul. & C.Tul. ex Berk.) Tul. & C.Tul. (1845)

Pachyphloeus is a genus of Ascomycete fungi (Pezizales, Pezizaceae) that forms hypogeous fruit bodies, aka truffles. Pachyphloeus citrinus is known as the "berry truffle" and Pachyphloeus austro-oregonensis is known as the "southern Oregon berry truffle". The genus Pachyphloeus forms ectomycorrhizal mutualisms with tree roots, usually oaks. Truffles require animals to dig them up and eat them, in order to disperse their spores.



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