Observation 199562: Morganella Zeller
When: 2015-01-07
No herbarium specimen

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Dark colours due to heavy rain and flash used? Much lighter coloured from side view.

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31% (2)
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Used references: Lignicolous basidiomata, which initially resembles M. fuliginea. Exoperidium granulose, brownish yellow; white pseudostipite conspicuous, seemingly originating from the basal mycelium
Alfredo DS, Leite AG, Braga-Neto R, Baseia IG 2012 – Two new Morganella species from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Mycosphere 3(1), 66-71, Doi 10.5943/mycosphere/3/1/8, http://mycosphere.org/pdfs/MC3_1_No8.pdf
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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that’s funny
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-10 13:00:52 PDT (-0700)

the closer I look, the more I agree. Observation 196988 is what I found. this one lacks the well defined warts, which puts it closer to M. albostipitata, minus the color. serves me right for only looking at thumbnails. for shame!

By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2015-03-10 11:53:28 PDT (-0700)

I don’t think that observation 196988 and this one are the same species. But, maybe not M. albostipitata either.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-10 05:14:31 PDT (-0700)

and Observation 196988 are almost certainly the same, but if M. albostipitata has no mention of blue in the exoperidium, we have to rule it out. I am confident that this observation, Observation 196988, and the puffball I recently collected on Wizard Mountain outside of Rurrenabaque, Bolivia are all the same, and mine was midnight, Leptonia blue, with the same fractal pattern of pyramidal warts and lighter base. If this is described, the description must contain mention of this intense blue in order to be an ID candidate here.

edit: I wrote this before noticing that there was a link to a publication describing M. albostipitata in detail. this is not the same fungus. the overall shape is a match, but M. albostipitata clearly lacks both the coloration and the wart patterning of this species.

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