Observation 51974: Calvatia craniiformis (Schwein.) Fries

When: 2010-08-22

Collection location: Rollins Park, Rockville, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)

No specimen available

Notes:
Habitat
Gregarious (three specimens close to each other), growing on grass, under oak

Fruiting body
Pear shaped, very large, beige, dry, smooth, glabrous, wrinkled, leathery, approximately 110 mm wide at top and 140 mm of high. Odor is non-distinctive. When cut, it was possible to observe that the cuticle was quite thick and that the gleba was spongy and olive/beige.

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Proposed Names

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Miller, O.K. and Miller, H.H. Falcon Guide to North American Mushrooms.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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