Observation 26425: Calostoma lutescens (Schweinitz) Burnap
When: 2009-10-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Sometimes when im wondering the woods I come across somethings that i have no clue. Not very often but it happens. I found this growing under a small Hickory. About 20 years old max.growing close to the trunk. They remind me of a stocked puff ball of some sort but really i have never seen anything like these. They have a very lime olive green tent to them with golden scales like protrusions. They look as if they are mature. Tops rounded a bit stems about 2 to 4 in tall. Base straight with small branching mycillem attached to it. One specimen was a double. the stem and what appears to be a cap is cracking like lines through it.

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i thought the same thing but
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-09 00:15:40 CDT (-0400)

I thought the same thing but i can find non that has the lime green golden color to them. Most have red colors associated with them. these are fresh specimens the inside is white. Calostoma lutescens has a yellow spore case but has a red opening. The stalk on this is woolly like.

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