Observation 74772: Arachnion Album Schw.

When: 2011-08-27

Collection location: Ulster Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Michelotti (RCypher7)

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In grassy field. Off white skin bruising greenish yellow; very thin. Inside: smooshy, moist brown spore mass.


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By: John Michelotti (RCypher7)
2011-08-27 21:30:14 EDT (-0400)

Thanks Darvin.
Next time I’ll upload higher rez photos.
Maybe it is not an Arachnion. I don’t know what peridioles are, but it’s more brown than grey and is more mushy than have flecks of sand.

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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-08-27 18:58:17 EDT (-0400)

You posted a small photo that can not be zoomed in to look at the detail.

Arachnion is filled with small peridioles that resemble grains of sand. Coker & Couch say “They are grayish or ash-colored, and look like a mass of sandy earth.”

Coker, W. C. and J. N. Couch. 1974 (Reprint of 1928). The Gasteromycetes of the Eastern United States and Canada. Dover Publications, New York, NY. 201p.

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