Observation 72987: Calvatia pachyderma (Peck) Morgan
When: 2011-07-31
(37.8705° 122.261667° )
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: I found it in some redwoods on the UC Berkeley campus on a path behind Dwinelle Hall and south of the Life Science Building. It smells good, maybe almondy and slightly sweet. It has white gleba, and some is yellow. It was about 10" across.

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thick skin and distinctive capillitium
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-01 14:31:33 CDT (-0400)

apparently distinguish this puffball species. Mycoweb has a nice treatment of it.

there are quite a few local sightings of this sp. here on MO…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-01 14:21:02 CDT (-0400)

but little info on what features determine it.

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