Observation 46948: Sarcosphaera coronaria (Jacq.) J. Schröt.
When: 2010-06-15
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Sometimes called Pink Crown (Audobon Society Field Guide), this common spring fungus begins underground, and pushes upward. Clumps can look like large mole mounds if the fungi have not pushed above ground yet. They typically split irregularly. Often, there is soil adherring to the peridium: a feature I do not see in this observation. The interior produces the spores, which are forcibly discharged into the air. Sometimes you can give a small puff on fresh specimens, and notice a fine misty dusting of spores as they are released.

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