Name: Mycenastrum corium
Author: (Guers.) Desv.
Citation: Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 17: 147 (1842)
Fruiting Body: Shaped more or less like a ball; up to 20 cm across; outer surface soft and whitish, breaking up irregularly with maturity to expose a tough brownish inner surface with skin about 2 mm thick; interior white and fleshy, becoming greenish yellow and eventually turning to dark olive brown or purplish brown spore dust; without a stem or basal stem-like area.
Microscopic Features: Spores 8-12 µ; round or nearly so; spiny, with spines up to 2 µ long; sometimes appearing nearly reticulate. Capillitial threads 10-30 µ wide; thick-walled; occasionally branched; bright olive yellow in KOH; with numerous spines and warts.
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