One other interesting note. The person who brought it in thought it was a young earthstar since they had found some sort of earthstar not long before in the same area. However, this seems large for a young earthstar and the collector mentioned that this one was growing right on the surface whereas the earthstar seemed more buried. I guessed that the earthstar was probably Scleroderma geaster.
The overall size is 6.9-7.4cm. The peridium is 2mm thick.
N 40d 00m
W 123d 55m
The specimen was collected as part of a class I taught for the Sanctuary Forest. Overall it was very poor collecting in the Briceland area this year. I believe the reason was an early cold snap which shutdown most of the mycorhizal species. This list are species that were brought to the class for identification. There is a separate list for specimens actually found in the Sanctuary Forest.
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Preferred Name: Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan
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In my experience, Handkea fumosa (Calvatia fumosa) has a peridium usually 4 or more mm thick, often over 6mm thick.
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