Observation 20183: Verpa bohemica (Krombh.) J. Schröt.
When: 2009-04-11
No herbarium specimen

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Reminding of a hybridization
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-12 10:07:48 PDT (-0700)

Isn’t there a third species possible? The stipe reminds of V.conica, the hat of V. bohemica. We have some obscure species in Europe that appear as blending of both…such do this find look like.

the brain-like convolutions of the cap also remind me of bohemica…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-12 09:26:42 PDT (-0700)

and it would appear that Allen didn’t save it. If he did, the scope is definitely the way to end all argument; those two to an ascus, ginormous (up to 80 microns in length!!!) bohemica spores are amazing!

Might need verification
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-04-12 08:16:37 PDT (-0700)

Did you check the spores? These two species can look the same and I’ve been fooled by them! Check out Verpa conica from Berkeley, CA.
http://mushroomobserver.org/810

Created: 2009-04-11 22:48:30 PDT (-0700)
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