Observation 83969: Calvatia fragilis (Vittad.) Morgan
When: 2011-12-03
No herbarium specimen

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Calvatia fragilis
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-09-02 12:40:06 MST (-0700)

Now, C. cyathiformis and C. fragilis have a lot in common, and have been considered the “same” for a long time. In fact, they come out side by side in ITS sequencing. But, cyathiformis has a broad pseudostipe and fragilis has a turbinate, pinched at the base pseudostipe, (among some other distinct microscopy characters). So, based on the bottom portion of this fungi, I would call is C. fragilis. I am assuming that this gleba will darken in it’s cream color and start to turn purple like the other posting.

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