Observation 45081: Tulostoma beccarianum Bresad.

When: 2010-05-02

Collection location: Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:58 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Turkey Point, Ontario , Canada’ to ‘Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada’

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:00 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘turkey Point, Ontario, Canada’ to ‘Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada’



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maybe ….
By: Dennis Oliver
2010-05-07 11:10:48 CDT (-0400)

T. brumale in Europe is small and cute. I’ve seen collections from the midwest that really look very close but …. they lacked the crystal incrustations that T. brumale is suposed to have and the spores were just a bit different soooo …. maybe.

Everything grows bigger in America :-)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-07 10:41:03 CDT (-0400)

Thanks, Dennis, for the explanation! Does it mean that T. brumale doesn’t grow in North America?

good name
By: Dennis Oliver
2010-05-07 09:47:40 CDT (-0400)

Actually Tulostoma beccarianum has a tubular mouth. the brazilians have misapplied the name. See Altes and Moreno article in Mycotaxon (48):223-229, Tulostoma beccarianum Bresad. the correct name for Tulostoma simulans Lloyd.

No the picture looks like a good north american T. beccarianum which is bigger than T. brumale although they tend to merge a bit. Smith called T. simulans the american brumale.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-05 11:26:36 CDT (-0400)

so you went eyeball to eyeball with them, Eva! A serendipitous ooops.

What size were these? Brumale are quite small (6-7 mm in diameter), with a tubular mouth and spores 3.5-4 micrometers.
Beccarianum are twice as big at 12-18 mm, with a fibrillose mouth and larger spores: 4-5 micrometers

Tulostoma key here:

By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2010-05-05 08:36:43 CDT (-0400)
just because

I fell down the sandy slope

There was about 7 stickig out of the sand

Congratulations. You found the eyeball fungus!
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-04 23:10:25 CDT (-0400)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-03 10:17:56 CDT (-0400)

is this different from Tulostoma brumale?

By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2010-05-02 19:04:04 CDT (-0400)

… so much for posting these pictures! I’m preparing Wikipedia pages for all ~100 species in genus Tulostoma, and photos are hard to come by!

Fascinating fungi.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-05-02 18:48:30 CDT (-0400)

Tulostoma are similar to truffles on a stem. It’s not a great big stem, but a stem nonetheless. My neighbor got a species of Tulostoma to grow in his backyard by transporting some fine Columbia River silt from near The Dalles. Next year: Tulostoma!

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