When: 2007-12-20

Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

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Lycoperdon molle
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-05-25 14:27:49 CDT (-0400)

I have looked at this puffball extensively under the microscope. Based on these characters, I am going to call this puffball Lycoperdon molle. In addition to these characters, this specimen is missing characters needed to call it V. curtisii.
The exoperidium has remnants of it’s scurfy furfuraceous minute warts. It has a chanbered subgleba (no diaphragm). It has Lycoperdon type eucapillitia with pores of varying size – medium and small. The water and KOH mounts have an abundance of sterigmal remnants. The spores are globose with asperulate verrucae and broken pedicel remnants. The spores are roughly 4.8 × 4.8 (LxW). This size fits with the European keys, but is a bit small for the Arizona key.