Observation 117423: Bovista leucoderma Kreisel
When: 2012-11-15
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: growing in raised bed garden. first time spotted here.

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Recognized by sight: reddish to bronzed-brown w/fibers (mycelial threads) at the base. base of white undeveloped spore mass turned a dull red when cut in half. no sterile base.
Used references: MDM, PNW key council keys.

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By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-11-20 11:58:28 PST (-0800)

The gleba tissue looks slightly chambered, like a scleroderma. Also, the white mycelial threads look like that of a scleroderma.
I have no recolection of Bovista leucoderma collections from California. I have not collected it, and I have not seen any herbarium collections of it at SFSU, HSU or UCB.
If you dry it, I can get it from you when I at am UCB on 11/30. I can look at the spores then.
Cool stuff!

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