Observation 337623: Calvatia Fr.

Single fbs growing in same general area. Largest was 12.5 cm high by 10.0 cm wide.


Spores and capillitium in H2O

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These cannot be Calvatia bovista
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2018-11-23 18:34:45 EST (-0500)

as the spores are very spiny while those of C. bovista are almost smooth.
I’ve added a couple more micro photos of the spores and capillitium. The capillitium is not branched and appears not to have any pores or slits.

Added photos of spores @ 1000X in 1%KOH.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2018-10-08 17:26:55 EDT (-0400)

While they were about the right size, globose, ~ 5-5.5 microns , they were very spiny which is contrary to the couple of references i’ve seen(?).
Not sure what else they might be.

Haven’t check for spores yet.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2018-10-08 09:54:04 EDT (-0400)

I wasn’t sure they were mature enough but I’ll give it a try later today.

By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2018-10-08 00:08:08 EDT (-0400)

Nice collection! Did you get a shot of the spores?

Created: 2018-10-07 21:15:34 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2018-11-23 18:34:46 EST (-0500)
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