Observation 105477: “Gasteromycetes” Fr.

When: 2012-08-15

Collection location: Gamboa, Balboa District, Panama Province, Panama [Click for map]

Who: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)

No specimen available

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En rama de arbol muerto, a un metro del suelo
En rama de arbol muerto, a un metro del suelo

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cutting a puffball in half.
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-08-31 00:50:40 CDT (-0400)

This puffball was not quite cut in half completely. Typically, cutting a puffball in half is done to show off the gleba, and the subgleba. This puffball was not quite cut this way, off to one side maybe. So, I can see that there is more to reveal on one of the halves.
Some puffballs, Vascellum for example, has a diaphragm that separates the gleba from the subgleba on most species. So, cutting in a way that shows this is key in a good description of the specimen.
Still, without knowing what the spores and the capillitium characters look like, or paracapillitium, or spherocysts on the exoperidium…. this puffball will remain a mystery.
Fun stuff!

By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-08-31 00:44:33 CDT (-0400)

I could guess to put it in with Lycoperdaceae.
I would put the two parts together and in a paper bag, and into the fridge. Hope that it will mature some spores… sometimes this works.
Hmmm… let me look at the picture again….

Sterile base.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-16 14:24:47 CDT (-0400)

What appear to be locules (interior chambers within the spore-bearing area). Specimen may be too young to go much further with. I think there may be a columella-like structure here as well, but too immature to be certain.

Created: 2012-08-15 21:29:09 CDT (-0400)
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