Observation 28136: Gasteromycetes Fr.

When: 2009-10-18

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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-13% (8)
Recognized by sight
-18% (2)
Recognized by sight
25% (4)
Used references: Thanks Irene!
28% (1)
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Voting for Truncocolumella
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2009-11-18 20:55:56 PST (-0800)

The hang up is the latex, not known from Trunco.. but the image is pretty clearly leading towards it with the clear shot of the sterile column.

Doesn’t it look like
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-18 12:58:42 PST (-0800)

it could have something in common with obs 28175 and 23698?

Black truffle
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-18 07:28:49 PST (-0800)

I also doubt hysterangium, but it’s the closest I could find to a gross morphology.

This yellow epigeous earthball is attached to a flat mat of mycellium at a single point, but it lacks anything resembling a stem. The glebba is coal black and exudes a white latex. The outer shell is smooth not warted.

This is a pretty distinct little fungus. It’s clearly not an insect gall.

Hysterangium …. mmmm.
By: dennis oliver (black truffle)
2009-11-18 04:28:16 PST (-0800)

Hysterangium gleba is greenish to pinkish not black and related to stinkhorns. It does not have latex as far as I know. It could be an insect gall? What to the spores look like?

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-12 21:16:15 PST (-0800)

These were growing above ground like an earth ball.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-12 10:44:02 PST (-0800)

I just noticed the large “root”..
I’m sure Daniel (Tuberale) has something to say about this.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-12 10:28:45 PST (-0800)

I thought it was Scleroderma too until I noticed the latex.