Observation 191530: Tulostoma Pers.

When: 2014-12-03

Collection location: Hilmar, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)

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Thanks for the info.
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-12-04 12:35:50 PST (-0800)

I collected a handful of these and they came off the surface of the soil with such ease that I assumed there couldn’t have been a stem. But yes I do see the one you are referring to in the second photo.

Thanks again.

Randy — your first thought was correct
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2014-12-04 11:33:45 PST (-0800)

These are most definitely Tulostomas. Look at the second image lower left and there is a stem. Most of the fruit bodies have become decapitated. This is a know character for some species. Most notably T. pulchellum, which this might be. These have a membranous exoperidium, fibrillose mouth which appears reasonablely well delineated. Check the spores. T. pulchellum has smooth but not perfectly smooth spores.

No stalks…
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-12-03 20:50:01 PST (-0800)

From far away I thought Tulostoma as well but these did not have stalks.

Created: 2014-12-03 16:39:32 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2014-12-04 12:37:11 PST (-0800)
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