The Pezizales is an order, which contains 16 families, 199 genera, and 1683 species. A few species are regarded as significant economically, such as morels and truffles. Species in this order are saprotrophic, mycorrhizal, or parasitic on plants. They grow on wood, leaves, soil and dung primarily in temperate regions and at high elevations. Eight families are represented here. They include the Caloscyphaceae, Discinaceae, Helvellaceae, Morchellaceae, Pezizaceae, Pyrenemataceae, Sarcoscyphaceae and the Sarcomataceae. Click on the photo representing each family to see the respective images of fung in each family.