Observation 197322: Pezizales J. Schröt.
When: 2015-01-28
36.097° -115.092°
No herbarium specimen
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Found these two clumps in my backyard and wasn’t sure if it’s a fungus or a type of insect nest. Was told it is probably a fungus. These are near trees but not totally shaded all day.


Clump1 Near Willow Tree
Clump2 Near Oleander Trees

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-28 17:41:02 PST (-0800)

You need to separate these 2 photos, then post again. And you need to dig both up carefully (there may be a base present), cut at least the second one in half, and take another picture or two of both.

The first photo is probably a Peziza or Geopora arenicola. The second could be a Geopora cooperi or similar fungus: I can’t be sure until I see the center of the fungus.

Both appear to be fungi, at least that part is correct. The second one may be a kind of truffle.

Created: 2015-01-28 09:49:41 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2015-03-11 02:41:39 PDT (-0700)
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