When: 2014-09-18

Collection location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: sittie aisha

Specimen available

smaller fruiting body is about 0.5 cm, bigger one is 2 cm wide; found buried on ground (half of fruiting body)

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-09-19 15:36:58 PDT (-0700)

pine trees nearby?

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-19 04:31:11 PDT (-0700)

Maple is never mycorrhizal with Rhizoposons, Sclerodermas, or puffballs.

Could you post a photo of the tree? And maybe another photo of the cut fungus?

found near a seemingly maple tree.
By: sittie aisha
2014-09-18 21:04:23 PDT (-0700)

I found this approximately 2 feet away from a tree. It was surrounded by grasses (Bermuda and crab grass).

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-18 11:13:10 PDT (-0700)

is a large group of fungi associated with trees and shrubs (mycorrhizal). They help to allow survival of their hosts by providing water, nutrients, and hep prevent parasitic infection.

Many of the structures needed for identification are found inside the fungus. For best results, section the sporocarp through the root and midway through the widest part of the sporocarp. Show the results. Also, need to know what was growing nearby.