Observation 105196: Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan

When: 2012-08-14

Collection location: Ellicott City, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cory Zanker (cz27)

No specimen available

large mushroom, cap 4-5 inches across, growing near pine tree, out of grassy area.

update 8/15 – still growing…and growing, and growing…Calvatia gigantea?

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Recognized by sight: C. gigantea has smooth skin.

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By: Cory Zanker (cz27)
2012-08-15 20:45:44 EDT (-0400)

wasn’t too sure about the rough skin, because of some of the photos floating around out there: http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/29633?obs=14423&q=Wuwc

still an edible species, though, which is interesting

(no worries, i’m not planning to cook or eat it, esp. given my lack of experience)

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