Observation 80270: Handkea fumosa (Zeller) Kreisel

When: 2011-10-22

Collection location: Clinton Ave., Roseville, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brion Burkett (brionbee)

Specimen available

One inch in diameter. Was found growing under a Grapefruit tree, partially submerged in earth, next to another smaller specimen (This one, when cut open, did NOT have any dark brown spore chamber, but instead was white through and through).
Specimen is in a jar, dried, in my study.

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2 species.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-10-26 04:12:10 EDT (-0400)

Handkea fumosa has the darker peridium and chocolate-brown gleba.

The other specimen is too out-of-focus to be certain. Looks at least similar to an immature Gymnomyces brunnescens (formerly Martellia brunnescens).

Unfamiliar with Grapefruit tree mycorrhizae, so Gymnomyces brunnescens must be considered doubtful. I have never heard of it forming mycorrhiza with a citrus tree before.

Created: 2011-10-22 16:20:45 EDT (-0400)
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