Neolecta is the only genus in the family Neolectaceae and in the order Neolectales. Neolecta species consist of smooth, yellowish, club-shaped fruitbodies. Although they are often referred to as "Earth tongues", (as are Geoglossum and Microglossum), they are not closely related to the latter. All Neolecta species live in association with trees, though it is not known if the fungus is parasiticsaprotrophic, or mycorrhizaI, they are edible.  Click on the Neolectaceae family below to see the representative fungi in the genus.