Observation 66334: Podaxis pistillaris (L.) Fries

When: 2011-04-21

Collection location: Mojave National Preserve, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found and id’ed by others at the BAMS meeting.

Adding photos of the spores.

The micro-shot is of spores from the gleba at 1000x in KOH. The spores are sub-globose to globose, smooth, thick walled 2-3 um wide, with germ pore. Green in KOH. Apr. ave. size is 17 × 14-17 um.

Christian told me when I got these – “Oh, good, get photos of the spores so I can see them”. And I had to get on his case about having me do work for him for free, he should look at his own spores if he wants… But ok, sorry, it was totally worth it, he was right. The spores here are cool. They are huge, with thick walls, and a strange huge germ pore. And strangely, they are green in KOH. They were a kinda rusty brown before that. Cool spores, here you go Christian, just like you wanted.

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