Observation 140175: Tulostoma Pers.
When: 2013-07-16
49.0559° -107.4259° 823m
0 Sequences

West Block of GNP, Dixon pasture area

Habitat info:
sandy soil with pebbles and rocks around
some lichen and litter cover over soil, but no moss in immediate area and small bare patches everywhere (specimen found in one of these bare patches)
pasture so cattle were present (in low numbers) this year
on top of a hill

Stipa sp. grasses
Blue grama grass
Pasture sage
Silver sage

Any advice on getting to species? Sorry if the habitat info is a bit excessive

Species Lists


with scale bar, seems larger than some Tulostoma species
note pore and brown spores
in situ (note hole where removed from)
habitat closeup
top of hill
surrounding area vegetation (photo taken from specimen location) – top of hill type habitat, not green “valley”

Proposed Names

89% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: stalked puffball buried to head with pore opening and brown spores
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified 2nd Ed. (Arora 1986)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Created: 2013-07-16 20:38:52 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-09-07 11:42:28 PDT (-0700)
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