Observation 47122: Gastropila fumosa (Zeller) P. Ponce de León
When: 2010-06-04
Herbarium specimen reported


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:19:12 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Yosemite NP, Hwy 120 just east of park perimeter.’ to ‘Highway 120 just east of park perimeter, Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Co., California, USA

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Cite as survey collaborator
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-21 18:16:14 CEST (+0200)

only when they leave the sporocarps at convenient eye-level perches. Otherwise, you still have to find them!

BTW, find anything on branches to dry out, yet? I often find sporocarps wedged in branch forks on trees to dehydrate sporocarps, apparently before being placed underground in dry food caches for later consumption. That might be a primary reason spores keep turning up in scat when sporocarps not known to be fruiting in the area.

sure, why not?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-21 16:54:34 CEST (+0200)

whatever works to help spread those spores, including mycologist activity!

yes, I did notice the tooth marks…in fact, the prior predator left it conveniently perched upon a log for me to find. perhaps I should cite him or her as survey collaborators? ;)

Note the small mammal toothmarks on the peridium.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-21 08:58:16 CEST (+0200)

Apparently the peridium is the preferred food source from this species. The powdery spore-mass seems to be mostly unpalatible, but predatation may assist the sporocarp cracking (as shown) and allowing greater spore dispersal by air. Does this rise to the level of animal-assisted spore dispersal?

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