Observation 23700: Elaphomyces granulatus Fr.
When: 2009-07-29
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found stored in lower branches of spruce tree by an olbiging squirrel. Very tough spiny-warty rind; powdery mass of black spores inside; spores round and very dark under the microscope.

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Used references: MDM (species based solely on peridium not being marbled)

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Certainly in the E. granulatus group.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-30 19:29:44 PDT (-0700)

Has visible spores within the gleba, which pretty much defines E. granulatus group. Unfortunately, the genus is in need of revision. I found something in the Columbia River gorge several years ago. Had fascinating spores: both red and green. Looked like a color-blindness chart under 100×.

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