Observation 97275: Physalacria inflata (Schwein. ex Fr.) Peck

When: 2012-06-13

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

reference by Darv

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By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-06-14 05:02:37 MST (-0700)

I had not noticed the photo with the coin. I was still digging due to an observation of mine:


Which was initially suggested to be the same (not convincingly though). I now see that my observation has been correctly identified, so my question is mute. I have never come across this.

By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2012-06-14 04:46:50 MST (-0700)

see the photo
previous obs.

crazy cool fungus, and it’s a basidio!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-06-13 20:12:57 MST (-0700)

Can’t believe everything on Wiki, either.
Below is their blub about its “tropical, southern” distribution, although it may simply leave out a wider but uncommon distribution.

“Physalacria is a genus of fungi in the Physalacriaceae family of mushrooms. The genus contains 30 species widely distributed in tropical regions of the southern hemisphere.2

Another photo on Flickr, showing its very small size, is from Montreal mycologists:


Thanks Eva! A new one for me.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-06-13 18:20:45 MST (-0700)

About how big are these?

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