Observation 182138: 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


remnant tallgrass prairie; seems fairly common here, was also found at other nearby prairie sites

spines united at tips, readily fall off
has pore opening, has sterile base (subgleba), has long mycelial filaments (“roots”)
brown spore dust puffs out when disturbed

Spores avg 3.3um

not sequenced

Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Sequence GenBank blastn matches
56% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: spiny exoperidium, sterile base with tiny chambers
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: Spore size

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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