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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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 17:26:08 HST (-1000)

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 13:31:19 HST (-1000)

… 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 19:04:14 HST (-1000)

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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