Observation 192911: Tulostoma Pers.

When: 2014-12-08

Collection location: Long Canyon Area, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

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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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Used references: obs 199497
29% (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)
2014-12-09 19:36:14 CST (-0500)

for the information and the key.


For a Tulostoma the mouth is fibrillose
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2014-12-09 19:25:50 CST (-0500)

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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