When: 2020-02-22

Collection location: Bee Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

(coordinates hidden from public) 66m

Who: Robert Benson (RobertBenson)

Specimen available
Collection number: Robert Benson RHB02222020a

Macro: A single Pisolithus species was collected from a farm near the Beeville Municipal Airport. Collection site was on a shallow slope a few meters from a small creek. The tree species near the collection site were huisache (Vachellia farnesiana) and Live Oak (Quercus virginiana). The fruiting body was large and potato-shaped (8.9cm x 7.2 × 6.2cm). The outer skin was beginning to crack. Color was light brown-red and spore mass exposed after cutting was chocolate brown. Slight mushroom odor, not unpleasant. No color change from cutting or bruising was observed.
Micro: Micro:
Spores are globose and densely armed with spikes. Mature fresh spores (not dried) were stained with KOH and photographed at 1000X. The mean spore diameter (excluding armor) was 8.8µm with SD = 1.1µm (N = 12)

Collector’s_Name: Robert Benson
Substrate: Dried clay soil
Habitat: Drainage of small creek
Geology: Holocene age alluvium and low terrace deposits along streams, sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Thickness variable.

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