Notes: -This specimen was associated with the soil. The growth was scattered around the area, but my collection was taken from an area alongside a walking trail. This trail was surrounded by shrubbery and hardwoods.
-There wasn’t a distinctive smell other than the smell of wet dirt.
-The fruiting body was bulbous towards the top of the structure. The bulbous portion’s diameter was measured to be around 3.8 cm. The lower portion or “stipe” (I use the term stipe very lightly) was measured to be around 2.0 in length.
-The spore print was obtained just by squeezing the structure, causing a dark brown powdery dust to shoot out.
-The fruiting body was a tan brown color.
-The structure was also delicate, meaning that it was somewhat spongy when the specimen was squeezed between two fingers.
-Just by looking at the specimen, the outer layer of tissue appeared to be thin.
-Under 40x magnification, the spores were globose (round) and smooth.
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