Observation 73686: Bovista colorata (Peck) Kreisel

When: 2011-08-05

Collection location: Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available


note Lycoperdon-like texture of outer skin.
1000x in Meltzers.

Proposed Names

1% (2)
Recognized by sight: after much debate and head-scratching by all of the top mycologists, this curious small, yellowing puffball was finally identified by Renee Lebeuf.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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I downgraded my confidence level.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-29 16:02:47 CDT (-0400)

still have the dessicata, if anyone has any further suggestions.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-08-17 11:13:30 CDT (-0400)

and appearance make me doubt this ID as I did at the foray. But I don’t have an alternative name to propose.


By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-17 00:53:48 CDT (-0400)

spores round, thick-walled, smooth, 4 × 4 – 4.5 × 4.5 microns.
elators long, mostly unbranched, thin walled, pale brown in Meltzers.

this rare puffball was found in grass across the campus of Clarion University.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-09 12:00:16 CDT (-0400)

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