Name: Calvatia booniana
Author: A.H. Sm.
Citation: in Zeller & Smith, Lloydia 27: 164 (1964)
Fruiting Body: Shaped like a large blob; occasionally ball-shaped and more or less symmetrical, but usually more blob-ish; up to 60 cm or more across and 30 cm high; whitish; the surface soon breaking up into large polygonal areas; interior white and fleshy, becoming greenish yellow and eventually turning to olive brown spore dust; without a stem or basal stem-like area; with a small cord at the point of attachment to the ground.
Microscopic Features: Spores 4-6.5 µ; round or nearly so; smooth or very finely pitted. Capillitial threads 4-9 µ wide; thick-walled; occasionally branched; septate; bright olive yellow in KOH.
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