Observation 182075: Podaxis Desv.

When: 2014-10-09

Collection location: Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, Pretoria, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Liz Popich (Lizzie)

No specimen available

on termite mounds, height 10-20cm.

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Need more info for Podaxis.
By: Byrain
2015-05-31 00:04:39 CDT (-0400)

48. Mature cap rounded-cylindrical, more or less like a shaggy mane cap; volva absent. 49

49. Mushroom 15-45 cm high at maturity; stem 1.5-3 cm thick at apex; in North America known from southern California, southern Arizona, and southern Texas (and probably to be expected in Mexico); spores mostly under 10 µ long, with a distinct pore. Podaxis longii

49. Mushroom smaller than above (under 20 cm high, with stem up to 1.5 cm thick at apex); distributed throughout western and southwestern North America; spores variously sized, with or without a distinct pore. 50

50. Most spores over 9 µ long, with a conspicuous pore.
Podaxis pistillaris
at MykoWeb

50. Most spores under 7.5 µ long, with an inconspicuous pore or without an apparent pore. 51

51. Spores ellipsoid, generally under 7 µ long; gleba olive brown to yellowish brown. Podaxis argentinus

51. Spores subglobose, generally longer than 7 µ long; gleba reddish brown. Podaxis microporus

Created: 2014-10-09 14:56:48 CDT (-0400)
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