Observation 229930: Tulostoma simulans Lloyd

Tulostoma simulans Lloyd, Tulostomataceae, Tulostomatales. (Buried-stalk Puffball).

Spore sac: 6-12mm wide, roundish to acorn-shaped with small teat-like or mouth-like projection at very top; whitish up to brownish-white, sometimes with some sand or soil. Spore mass is whitish and becoming brown.
Stalk: 3-6cm long, 2-4mm thick, brownish-white up to light reddish-brown, fibrous and somewhat scaly; slightly enlarging down. It is often buried up to 90% of length.
Edibility: no data.
Habitat: rare kind; small group in pine-tree forest with some elm (Ulmus densa) and maple (Acer negúndo).
Season: June – August.


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Created: 2016-01-28 23:41:54 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2016-01-28 23:43:06 PST (-0800)
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