Observation 187974: “Gasteromycetes” Fr.

When: 2014-08-28

Collection location: Marquette Beach, Gary, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: monour

Specimen available

Had a white, scaley universal veil that immediately crumbled off has it was picked up from the ground. Brown spore print. Spores are almost entirely circular and were on average 3.2×4.1um. The peridium was wrinkly and tough.

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28% (1)
Recognized by sight
1% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew Methven
Based on microscopic features: Spores are 3.2×4.1um with very small ornamentations

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It is identified
By: monour
2014-12-09 23:50:39 CST (-0500)

Gasteromycetes is just a class of fungi that includes puffballs, stinkhorns, earthstars, etc. It doesn’t really say much to say that it’s from the Gasteromycetes. Using its morphological characteristics and spore data, I IDed this as Lycoperdon marginatum.

a radicating gastromycete
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-12-09 22:06:35 CST (-0500)

should be pretty IDable…

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