Observation 140180: Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan

When: 2013-07-16

Collection location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada [Click for map]

49.0697° -107.4533° 829m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

Found in West Block of GNP, Dixon Pasture area

Habitat info:
upland grassland
short, dry grass
sandy soil, pebbles/ rocky, moss cover on ground
blue grama grass, june grass, pasture sage, dandelion, Stipa sp.

The small one was about 30cm away from the other two adjacent to each other
The spore mass inside seemed somewhat cottony/ solid to some extent (not just a bag of loose dust)

Proposed Names

83% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: purple spores, cracking skin, medium-sized puffball
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified 2nd Ed. (Arora 1986)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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