Observation 116071: Battarrea Pers.
When: 2012-11-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Silly, but is this even a fungi? It has no roots, pulled out of the ground like a fungi. But it has a dark almost lignin like center… and no gills, though it could be an Ascomycte?

Habitat: Sand/silt soil, near shrubs, arid brush. <50km from Atlantic Ocean.

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you’re most welcome.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-11-08 17:45:51 EST (-0500)

keep em comin. the more Latin American stuff that makes its way here, the better.

You´re totally spot on!
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-11-08 07:56:57 EST (-0500)

Wow. Just read the Battarrea write up on Wikipedia. So neat that there´s a spore sack at the top of the stalk, and how plant-like the stalk is, woody! So neat!!! Thanks for the ID :)

Thanks Myxomap… :)
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-11-07 21:38:30 EST (-0500)

Battarea certainly looks pretty close. Do Battarrea spp. often have a darker brown interior like this one? Why id that?

No way…
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-11-07 20:50:27 EST (-0500)

Hmmm… maybe. I´m kinda stumped by how the center is really lignin-like, and brown, but lacks roots, and is 5cm+ tall stalk… maybe a puffball that lost everything except for the top layer? Are there puffballs similar to this near you?

it could be a stalked puffball of some kind
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-11-07 20:41:05 EST (-0500)

Battarrea specifically, which “dehisces around the lower edge of [the] spore case” (see: www.svims.ca/council/Woody.docx)

Created: 2012-11-07 20:39:14 EST (-0500)
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