Observation 19904: Urnula craterium (Schwein.) Fr.

When: 2009-03-28

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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No Urnula this year
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-04-22 22:48:35 MST (-0700)

Our hot dry spring has made for very few Devil’s Urns this year. They are usually pretty common in these parts, but this year I have found only three fruit bodies, and they were not pretty enough to photograph or young enough to collect.

I’ll find more
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-04-05 04:33:44 MST (-0700)

T’is the season for Urnula. I’ll find some this week and send them along.

I’m very curious about the chemical Tom. Is is something of medical value?

Why post that…
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-04 19:49:36 MST (-0700)

…on year-old observations? It’s very doubtful that the observer kept a specimen all that time.

Please send
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-04-04 10:27:54 MST (-0700)

Hi Dan. Please send any Urnula that you find. We need as many as possible to extract a useful chemical. You can just air dry them and send to:

Tom Volk
Dept. Biology
1725 State St.
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
La Crosse WI 54601

Thanks for your help!

Thanks Robert!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-07-25 08:30:18 MST (-0700)

I just tore it in half with my fingers and got this neat diagonal cross-section.

I used the bisected pic
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2009-07-24 16:50:31 MST (-0700)

… at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urnula_craterium
Thanks for slicing it, now future generations will be able to know what it looks like on the inside!)

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