Observation 62299: Mycenastrum corium (Guers.) Desv.
When: 2011-01-14
Who: TimmiT
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Found floating in flood waters of a nearby creek. The peridium was tough/ leathery and deep purple in colour.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-01-14 10:19:59 PST (-0800)

so nice to see a picture of the capillitium, typical for Mycenastrum!

Life raft
By: TimmiT
2011-01-14 05:21:44 PST (-0800)

The last two photos show a fruitbody acting as an insect life raft, trying to escape the flood waters. I was surprised at how many insect species there were in the one puffball.

Created: 2011-01-14 05:02:42 PST (-0800)
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