Observation 192911: Tulostoma Pers.
When: 2014-12-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Clustered on sandy ground under sycamore and Arizona cypress. Apical opening is not tubular, more like an erupted volcano, and did not appear to be fibrillose under the hand lens. Spore case up to 12 mm and firmly attached to woody stalk which is up to 4 cm x 4 mm. Brownish spores.

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Used references: obs 199497
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: may be synonomous with T. polymorphum
Used references: obs 199497

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Thanks Bob,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-12-10 00:36:14 GMT (+0000)

for the information and the key.


For a Tulostoma the mouth is fibrillose
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2014-12-10 00:25:50 GMT (+0000)

With Tulostomas the term fibrillose is used perhaps a bit broadly. Basically if it’s not tubular it’s fibrillose…usually. Scott Bates and I put together a rather rough key you might want to try. It might get you close to a species.

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