Observation 108131: Pisolithus arhizus (Scop.) Rauschert

When: 2012-09-02

Collection location: near Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: fewteeth

No specimen available

Found under an apple tree in the Sierra Nevadas at 3500 ft. Surely a “puffball” of some sort, but not one I could find in my books. Gorgeous interior, golden and green with lines of mauve. Faded slowly in the sun. Unfortunately, the pictures do not do it justice.

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54% (1)
Recognized by sight: my wife thought this was a turtle, stepped on it to see if it would stick out its head. It didn’t.
81% (1)
Used references: Jason Hollinger pointed me in the right direction; Audubon Society Field Guide to N.A. Mushrooms confirms

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