Observation 157831: Mycetozoa Bary ex Rostaf.
When: 2014-01-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Looks like an outer skin has peeled, revealing a pimpled inner skin. Interior composed of spore dust. Globose spores with diameter 5<d<7.

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Looks like a possibility, Tao.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-01-19 12:35:09 PST (-0800)

My one photo seems to show the mouths of tubes beneath the inner pimply skin. Spore shape matches.

I didn’t examine this very closely. By the time I got it home the compartment in the plastic container was full of grayish-brown spore dust. The thing seemed to have devolved into a total mess, so I just tossed it.

Thanks Irene.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-01-13 05:47:29 PST (-0800)

I was quite puzzled by this. “Puffball” was the only thing that seemed sensible. Learned something new on account of this mid-January stroll through the woods.

Created: 2014-01-12 19:39:20 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2014-01-19 12:29:31 PST (-0800)
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