Observation 93011: Vascellum F. Šmarda

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Used references: Smith, Smith & Weber “How to Know the Non-Gilled Fungi”. This seems close to V. lloydianum, a species I have not met before. The exoperidium is thick for Lycoperdon IMO. Seems to have evidence of branching paracapillitium. Should open into a bowl-shaped opening, and become darker green-brown gleba. Current gleba is still watery and has some maturing to do.

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If stinky, L. foetidum (=L. nigrescens) a possibility.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-20 16:44:58 PDT (-0700)

Foetidum means “stinky”. Once smelled, this odor will stick with you. Literally. I handled L. foetidum when I purchased my copy of Mushrooms Demystified, and the odor (on my copy) is a continuing reminder of that unfortunate occurance. In Smith, Smith & Weber’s key, L. foetidum is described with “Exoperidial spines free, fuscous to black, persistent, ground color with a yellowish tone at maturity.” The illustration shows mostly spines on the upper 1/3 of the fungus. Less clear is whether the entire above refers to just the spines, the gleba, or the exoperidium.

The outer “shell”
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-04-20 14:08:08 PDT (-0700)

The exterior was like an egg, only a bit thicker and stronger. There was no pore at the apex yet and yes it was very watery. And stinky.

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