Observation 168545: Calvatia craniiformis (Schwein.) Fries
When: 2014-06-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were growing in mixed woods of the Big Sandy Creek Unit(Big Thicket National Preserve).
They looked like 4 large brown cupcakes sitting in the forest duff. Eventually I learned they were the remains of a Calvatia species that had lost its spore case with the sterile base remaining.
There are about 3 candidates but examining a few of the residual spores strongly suggested C. craniformis.
The spores were small, ~ 3-4 microns and mostly smooth.
Also this species is the most likely to be growing in the woods rather than open pastures, etc.

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Created: 2014-06-27 17:11:16 PDT (-0700)
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