Observation 174827: Elaphomyces muricatus group

discovered on ID table in lab

Substrate: in soil.

Habitat: mixed deciduous + coniferous temperate rainforest, ~4500 ft.

Collectors: A. Mustafa.

Collected for the 2014 Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau course, taught by Andy Methven at the Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina.

Proposed Names

61% (2)
Recognized by sight
15% (2)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified; Trappe, Evans and Trappe NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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There are at least 30 species of Elaphomyces.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-28 13:05:52 AEST (+1000)

A good key to all has yet to be created. This is among the E. muricatus group, though, because it has flattened scales (as opposed to erect warts), and some of the spores are located in the peridium. In this case, the peridium includes 2 differently colored areas, outside of the gleba.

Created: 2014-08-22 06:34:40 AEST (+1000)
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