The Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project

A Comprehensive Reference to the Macrofungi of Santa Cruz County

Genus: Alpova

Family: Paxillaceae

Alpova sp

Alpova sp

Alpova sp

Known Species in the County

Approximately 1 species in Santa Cruz County.

Alpova Records from Santa Cruz County:

Alpova are a genus of hypogeous fungi characterized by fruitbodies with dark, gelatinous or gooey interiors, and cylindrical spores. All species are mycorrhizal. A. diplophloeus is one of the few ectomycorrhizal partners of Alder trees.

Identification characters include measurements of spore size and tree associate.