Observation 123522: Tulostoma Pers.

When: 2012-12-03

Collection location: Tustin, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)

No specimen available

Over 100 in a 6′ × 6′ area on an old gravel and dirt driveway in residential area. A hypogeous fungus fruited simultaneously. Two needle pine near driveway.

Proposed Names

-75% (2)
Used references: Several Field Guides
76% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
52% (1)
Recognized by sight: Fibrillose-fimbriate mouth, persistant membranous exoperidium

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By: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
2013-03-11 21:52:56 EDT (-0400)

I’ll check the spores when the Tulostoma fruits again. Thanks!

Anytime you find a tulostoma with the exoperidium intact is a fine day.
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2013-03-11 15:51:18 EDT (-0400)

T. cyclophorum is not uncommon in Southern California. Usually occuring in hard-packed soil, neglected lawns (as shown here). Small (3-4.5μm) slightly verrucose spores would clinch it. This is definately not T. brumale which has a short tubular mouth.

Did you
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-01-27 14:18:12 EST (-0500)

check this key:
http://www.svims.ca/council/Woody.htm#nKeyIII ?

Can’t tell what it is, but it’s not brumale

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