Observation 149665: Battarrea phalloides (Dicks.) Pers.

When: 2013-10-23

Collection location: Cottonwood, Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Growing on ground under mesquite tree. Cap up to 4.5 cm., convex, covered in rusty brown spores, under surface white. Stem 15 cm. × 1 cm., yellowish, shaggy, dry.

Proposed Names

-20% (3)
Used references: Bob @ Observation 162069 describes it as smaller than Battarrea and marked by the development of holes in the peridium. Miller & Miller’s “Gasteromycetes” confirms. though not mentioned in that text, other observations report this sp. to be associated with mesquite.

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Just heard back from Bob Chapman.
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-11-04 22:05:03 GMT (+0000)

He believes this is Battarrea phalloides.

I’m looking at my comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-11-04 17:47:32 GMT (+0000)

and at the images, and I’m not seeing any peridium at all, much less one with holes. confusing…

Thanks, good to know Jacob
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-11-04 17:18:44 GMT (+0000)
Battarreoides diguetii
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-11-04 17:09:01 GMT (+0000)

keeps its peridium for most or all of its life… This specimen has lost it entirely.

Battarrea can get small and Battarreoides can get big.

Created: 2013-10-23 23:31:26 BST (+0100)
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