Observation 110254: Calvatia elata (Massee) Morgan

When: 2012-09-16

Collection location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

I see that Calvatia bovista is given as a preferred synonym. But the reports I have viewed of C. bovista look quite a bit different than these… or the other collections I have called C. elata. The two puffballs seen here are each under 1 inch in diameter (top part) and about 2 inches total height. A vertical cross-section shows the inner context without any seam/division between the top and the “stalk” (no photo). I left one in my yard to mature.

The ones in this obs match the Bessette/Fischer account of C. elata.

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