When: 2009-03-24

Collection location: Davenport, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

No specimen available

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Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz

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Recognized by sight: I would rather see spores, capillitia and exo/endo tissue types under the scope

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I agree with Darvin
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2009-06-10 10:10:19 HST (-1000)

There are two large puffballs in California. The one here is either C. pachyderma or C. booniana. I would like to get my hands on these puffers and look at their spores, capillitia and endo/exoperidium tissues. Please let me know if you can send me the ones you have (unless you ate them!) and/or if you would be willing to take me to the spot to collect more.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-03-25 08:47:13 HST (-1000)

Looks like the grass is greener in the places where the mycelium is growing.

Beautiful fairy ring
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-03-24 17:00:02 HST (-1000)

Nice to see large shots of fungi. It would be nice to see close up photos of the fruiting bodies, including some cut in half and showing the thickness of the peridium. Calvatia gigantea is a doubtful species in California and is NOT deposited in the San Francisco State University herbarium and Scott Bates did NOT list it in his excellent work on the fungi of Arizona.
Bates, Scott T. 2006. A Preliminary Checklist of Arizona Macrofungi. Canotia 2 (2): 47-78.