Observation 182132: Vascellum curtisii (Berk.) Kreisel

When: 2014-10-09

Collection location: Walpole Island, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

42.6351° -82.5001°

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

two fruiting bodies in this collection: one young and white with spines readily falling off, the other older and darker brown, most spines gone, has pore, brown(?) spore dust puffs out when disturbed; fairly common here, was also in WIFN Site #4 (WD)

no sequence, but see:

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-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: spines slough off to smooth brown endoperidium, has pore, sterile base with chambers <0.5mm
Used references: Kuo, M. (2006, February). Vascellum curtisii. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/vascellum_curtisii.html
Smith, A. H. 1951. Puffballs and Their Allies in Michigan. Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 131p.
Based on microscopic features: Spores avg 3.4um (too small for Lycoperdon perlatum or L. pulcherrimum), capillitial threads appear hyaline not olive in KOH 10%

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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