Observation 197735: Geopora arenicola (Lév.) Kers

When: 2015-02-01

Collection location: Cottonwood, Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

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Recognized by sight: growing underground in sand/gravel by side of pathway, hollow and round at first then splitting open at the top, smooth yellowish fertile surface, hairs on exterior surface, firm to brittle whitish flesh, mild odor and taste, in area of willows and cottonwoods
Used references: http://www.azfungi.org/... and http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/... and obs 160731 and 189607

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Thanks, Terri/Donna!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-02-07 16:42:35 CST (-0500)

There are many cottonwood areas along the Columbia River that should produce these, but so far haven’t (that I know of). I’ll keep trying.

Hi Daniel
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-02-03 16:57:04 CST (-0500)

Yes these were very hard to spot despite there being perhaps a dozen of them within a 3 meter radius. We were actually looking for Agaricus bitorquis “humps” when we spotted these— thought at first they might be torqs. They had formed underground and were erupting through the soil but under the dense cover of cottonwood leaves. When we pushed the leaves aside we saw the openings shown in the second photo. When I dug one up I was surprised to see the subglobose shape. A harbinger of spring I guess—our temps now are mid 60’s days and upper 30’s to low 40’s nights.


Despite my best efforts,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-02-03 09:15:06 CST (-0500)

this species eludes me. Is it usually erumpent (visible above ground level) or usually hypogeous (forming below ground) Terri/Donna?

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