Observation 141776: Battarrea phalloides (Dicks.) Pers.

When: 2013-07-11

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

49.161° -107.5243° 771m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

West Block GNP between Ecotour Road and Timbergulch black-tailed prairie dog colony

Habitat in “badlands” – Frenchman River Valley grassland with short dry grasses and shrubs (sagebrush and other prickly desert types), soil is poor and whitish, soil exposed in patches; found growing in dry grass and shrubs patch, just below/ beside Greasewood shrub (Sarcobatus vermiculatus), growing from ground

Specimen found dried and seems old already (persistent fruiting body?)
Colour dirty light grey (cap and stalk)
Stalk scaly, tapered to base
FB 5cm tall, 0.5cm wide, cap 1cm wide
Cap opening around stalk shows brown spore mass exposed (see pic)
Odour mushroomy (like typical Agaricus smell)

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in situ (picked, then placed back)
top view of immediate habitat (in dry grass/ under greasewood shrub)
surrounding habitat – valley grassland, poor soils exposed in patches, short shrubs and grass (“badlands” or “sagebrush”)
specimen photo, length 5cm
cap, top view
other lengthwise side of specimen, brighter lighting
specimen photo, 5cm lengthwise

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