Observation 195695: Schizostoma Ehrenb. ex Lév.
When: 2014-09-15
Herbarium specimen reported

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Stipe slighty striate,hollow.
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Recognized by sight: I have collected a Lepiota like this in Northern Wisconsin. It was in a sandy birch/spruce woods, they grew as singles, maybe six locations, about half of
them were being attacked and looked like your specimen.

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I’ll chew on this for awhile
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-01-08 11:01:46 PST (-0800)

Fascinating. Hang on to it, and please find more next year.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2015-01-08 10:20:11 PST (-0800)

I still have the specimen. Stipe: 7.5cm x 4mm. Pileus: 2cm.

By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-01-08 08:34:41 PST (-0800)

How large is this thing?

Schizostoma is very close to Tulostoma
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-01-08 07:56:46 PST (-0800)

These both mature before they break the surface and the stipe elongates. What I’m seeing here is a white (immature) spore mass. Full disclosure: I’ve only seen Schizostoma fully grown. http://mycoportal.org/... Also Schizostoma is a creature of the desert. I suck at geography, but Maine? Did you save this little mystery?

Hi Bob
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2015-01-07 20:42:22 PST (-0800)

What do you think of Schizostoma as a possibility?

not sure what this is
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-01-07 16:09:03 PST (-0800)

If this were a Tulostoma mature enough to have an expanded stipe, then the spore mass would be completely mature(brown, reddish brown, etc.). Also there is no socket into which the stipe protrudes into the head. All Tulostomas have a socket of some sort. I’m stumped.

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