Observation 13131: Elaphomyces muricatus group
When: 2008-10-26
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing in pinus woods, found it by seeing cordyceps growing on it, (the upper right one in photo)

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
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Eyes3
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified; Trappe, Evans and Trappe NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi

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Spores embedded in peridium
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-27 19:26:08 AKDT (-0800)

make this E. muricatus group. E. granulatus has no spores within the peridium.

The yellow on the peridium
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-28 15:31:19 AKDT (-0800)

… suggests that these were the host for your collection of Cordyceps capatata, or at least are parasitized by another fungus.

E. granulatus group
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-26 21:04:14 AKDT (-0800)

I cannot see spore clumps in the peridium, and the external warts are consistent with the E. granulatus group. Which one I cannot say. I suspect, but cannot prove, that you have parasitized specimens, perhaps B. parasiticus or other parasitic mushroom is colonizing them.

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