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Observation 142288: Calvatia Fr.

When: 2013-08-10

Collection location: Maple Shade Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

A single specimen growing on a lawn near sweet gum and other hardwoods (no oaks). I should have put a coin next to it for size comparison. It’s 4" tall and 3.5" in diameter.


Aug 10
Aug 10
Aug 14. Plenty of sun & moisture = quick maturity
As expected, the spores are round and spiny

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-08-11 12:24:47 CDT (-0400)

I left this mushroom undisturbed. I found an older specimen of apparently the same species (same “skin” texture, but paler color) about 100 yards away. The gleba in that one was still white.

Have you cross-sectioned
By: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)
2013-08-11 09:12:03 CDT (-0400)

this, IG? Color of the gleba?