Observation 223447: Calvatia craniiformis (Schwein.) Fries
When: 2015-07-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on grass.

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Here’s a description on MushroomExpert.com
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-11-23 19:53:13 CST (-0500)
Lack of external peridium
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-23 19:08:23 CST (-0500)

may have been caused by excessive rainfall. Still suspect Lycoperdon, but would be happy to be proved wrong.

Many if not most Calvatias have sterile bases.
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-11-23 10:19:10 CST (-0500)

Also, Lycoperdons open by way of an apical pore. Not the case here, as the endoperidium just completely (except for the base) disintegrates.

Bob’s last photo
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-20 20:02:36 CST (-0500)

clearly shows a Lycoperdon with sterile base and chambered gleba, with many brown spores.

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