Observation 216979: Pisolithus Alb. & Schwein.
When: 2015-09-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fd. in ornamental planted area covered with bark mulch; across the sidewalk from a 14’ beech tree (closest mycorrhizal host). Fungus had already been stomped on, broken apart, and scattered.


Close-up of gleba, with yellowish peridioles present.
Yellow elongated peridioles embedded in slate-gray or lead-gray peridium.
Another view of peridioles embedded in gleba.
Mature (blackish marble shaped objects in foreground) and immature (yellowish) peridioles embedded in gleba.
Peridium of Pisolithus, featuring small basal attachment, not well rooted (at least not after being stomped on and broken apart).

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