Observation 46895: Bovista Pers.
When: 2010-06-03
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This specimen was growing in a small pile of dirt/humus on a paved road.
It was about 3.5 cm high X 4.0 cm wide.
As the photo shows, it was starting to ooze a greenish-yellow liquid in a few spots. Eventually, it started shedding its exoperidium in fairly large ~1mm thick plates.
the spores were approx. 3.6 X 4.6 microns, with a short hyaline pedicel and mostly smooth.
I did find one portion of a capillitium that appeared to have some large slits, but it was not apparent in others (see photo). The capillitium did not appear to be branched.
The gleba seemed cottony.

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