Observation 278049: Tulostoma Pers.

Growing under Juniperus ashei.

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T. pulchellum (nee poculatum) is very common in the desert southwest.
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2017-06-04 14:38:57 EDT (-0400)

One of the few I can identify with some degree of certainty. Key characters being a shield shaped fibrillose peristome, a membranous exoperidium, a stipe (narrow at the apex, thickening towards the base) that very easily becomes detached from the head, and almost smooth spores. http://mycoportal.org/...

I’ve encountered the species you show here (or something very similar) in New Mexico under Juniperus monosperma. Characters of note: short tubular mouth (often slightly excentric), head wider than it is tall, and a yellow hue. I have not been able to put a name on it, which is true of most of the Tulostomas I find.

Created: 2017-06-04 12:05:42 EDT (-0400)
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