When: 2009-01-24

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

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

Specimen available

DD 645 SFSU Thiers Herbarium

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Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
86% (1)
Recognized by sight: ID by Stephanie Jarvis: Disciseda candida is described to have a reticulate pattern on basal portions, which Disciseda cervina does not.
The spores are smooth to asperate, oil drop yes and pedicel very remnant and not long at all. D. candida has asperate to verruculose spores of about the same size and pores on the capillitium of various sizes, which D. cervina lacks.
Used references: Bates, Scott T. 2004. Arizona members of the Geastraceae and Lycoperdaceae (Basidiomycota, Fungi). Master of Science Thesis, Arizona State University, AZ. 445p.
Coker, W. C. and J. N. Couch. 1974 (Reprint of 1928). The Gasteromycetes of the Eastern United States and Canada. Dover Publications, New York, NY. 201p.
Based on microscopic features: Spore morphology

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what a cool puffball!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-24 19:54:11 CST (-0600)

and unknown to me until about five minutes ago; nice common name, too…
the acorn puffball (with a sandy “cap”).