Observation 80981: Disciseda cervina (Berk.) Hollós
When: 2011-10-28
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: #DD673
Found in an area with numerous deer droppings.

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Scruffy exterior that has not yet worn smooth.
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Sandy base acts as a counter weight and when the puffball breaks lose from the soil, this counter weight causes it to flip over.
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Bottom of the sandy base.
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Upside down and unflipped. Ready to dig up.
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Flipped over and the pore has already formed when it was upside down!
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The unflipped fruit body above cut in half.
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Short pedicel on verrucose spores
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Unbranched capillitium with thin hyaline walls sometimes appearing light brown.

Proposed Names

80% (2)
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Used references: Bottomley, A. M. 1948. Gasteromycetes of South Africa. Bothalia Vol. 4; Part 3. Gov’t. Printer, Pretoria, South Africa. 337p.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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