Observation 282083: Turbinellus Earle

When: 2017-07-13

Collection location: Bennington Co., Vermont, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Photographed by Maggie O’Day in Vermont and passed to me by Jennifer Dillon. Okay folks, I need your help here. What is this? No other photos available at the moment.

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one on the right looks remotely like Sarcosoma globosum, but not very much!

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Dried sample
By: Maggiec (Maggiec)
2017-07-14 17:26:59 CDT (-0500)

I can try to go refind it tomorrow. Its growing on public land in an area heavily foraged by deer and bear. It was growing in an old hemlock forest.

the fb on the L
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-07-14 12:57:28 CDT (-0500)

looks just like the baby Turbinellus that I frequently see here in the west. well, aside from its double-headed aspect, of course.

crazy cool, huh?

Thanks Pulk and I.G.!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2017-07-14 02:29:16 CDT (-0500)

Google images support the possibility that this is not the typically encountered species. Maggie, would it be possible to obtain the dried fruit body from you?

These look like…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-07-13 22:22:55 CDT (-0500)

terrestrial marine sponges. :-)

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