Observation 147423: Lysurus periphragmoides (Klotzsch) Dring

When: 2013-10-06

Collection location: Gibbon WLS, Jorhat, Assam, India [Click for map]

26.6845° 94.3464° 110m

Who: GIRISH GOGOI (girishgogoi)

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Lysurus periphragmoides grows singly, frequently on grassland and soil of bamboo thicket.The fruit body, consists of a dark brown latticed head (a receptaculum) placed on top of a long stalk. The fruit body, which can extend up to 15 cm tall, consists of a dark brown latticed head (3 cm long 2.5 cm broad) placed on top of a long stalk. Stem is white or cream colour, 6 to 12cm high, hollow. The cap with a lattice pattern at first covered in a greenish brown slime, which quickly disappears due to numerous flies being attracted and carrying of the spore bearing slime on their feet. Found on lawns, rubbish heaps or bare soil. Spores of 3.5–4.5 by 1.5–2.5 µm.

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