Observation 84025: Disciseda cervina (Berk.) Hollós
When: 2011-12-03
No herbarium specimen

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Not convinced..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-01-02 19:32:37 CET (+0100)

Is it possible to tell Disciseda spores apart from Bovista?
In any case, if they flip, the crust and the spore mouth will be positioned on the wrong side..

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-01-02 18:51:32 CET (+0100)

I agree that it LOOKS like it hasn’t flipped over and maybe it hasn’t. It’s the last surviver from this patch of about a dozen fruitbodies in my backyard.
I suspected some of these (at least one that had an ostiole) had also NOT flipped, but others looked like they did flip.

I keep looking for new, young ones to document the “flipping” with a series of photos, but so far no luck.
It does have a sand case and spores that match Disciseda.

I agree with John
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-01-02 14:36:52 CET (+0100)

These haven’t turned upside down. I would have guessed Bovista, not Disciseda.

By: John Steinke (John Steinke)
2011-12-06 14:19:41 CET (+0100)

Looks like a right side up puffball.

Created: 2011-12-03 22:41:26 CET (+0100)
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