Observation 114015: Macowanites Kalchbr.

When: 2012-10-20

Collection location: Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: JavaJoust

No specimen available

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Thanks! That can be arranged.
By: JavaJoust
2012-10-22 20:23:05 IST (+0530)
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-10-21 22:37:36 IST (+0530)

I’m certain it’s not Lycoperdon. But as to what it is:

I can’t tell either. I don’t think it is mature, at least the gleba does not appear to have any color in it, which usually indicates immaturity. It is loculate, but the locules are not merely chambers: some are quite elongated. That either means just becoming hypogeous or sequestrate, or both.

Zelleromyces is related to the Russulaceae. But more importantly usually has latex. I see no latex here.

Maybe Macowanites? There is something resembling a sterile columella through the gleba, plus the enlarged sterile base hinting of an extension of that columella. Macowanites can also have the larger chambers.

I’d really like to see even immature spores, though.

I’d look in the direction
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-10-21 21:48:40 IST (+0530)

of Zelleromyces or something..?
It’s not a Lycoperdon with such chambered context.
I’m sure that Tuberale has better ideas :-)

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