When: 2011-12-03

Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

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One month later; 1/1/2012

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Not convinced..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-01-02 13:32:37 EST (-0500)

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 12:51:32 EST (-0500)

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 08:36:52 EST (-0500)

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

By: John Steinke (John Steinke)
2011-12-06 08:19:41 EST (-0500)

Looks like a right side up puffball.