Observation 140045: Calvatia Fr.
When: 2013-06-17
(49.1736° -107.6977° 839m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: From near the end of “Two Trees Trail” in West Block of Grasslands National Park
Brown spore clouds poof out when touch fragile, disintegrating surface
In recently burned grassland (from large wildfire about 1.5 months prior to observation) with much fresh green regrowth and still lots of moss cover on the ground

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top view, note cracking surface and brown spore mass showing through holes

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56% (1)
Recognized by sight: large puffball with cracking outside layer and brown spores (not yellow-brown as in C. craniiformis nor purple as in C. cyathiformis)
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified 2nd Ed (Arora 1986)
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Much wider than it is tall, large plaques/ scales, sterile base absent or very short – though central location (not western)
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified 2nd Ed. (Arora 1986)
83% (1)
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Recognized by sight

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