When: 2008-06-09

Collection location: Mastatal, Costa Rica [Click for map]

Who: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)

Specimen available

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82% (1)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Small size, pale yellow color above, white at base forming a short stipe; the gleba on specialized glebifers at the intersection of the arms. Yellow mycelium visible at base of first photo.
Used references: Dring, D. M. and R. W. G. Dennis.  1980.  Clathraceae: Contributions toward a rational arrangement of the Clathraceae.  Reprint from Kew Bulletin Vol. 35 (1).  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surry, England.  96p.
22% (1)
Recognized by sight: receptacle is bright yellow to yellowish-brown, where the meshes join are on the inside wartlike bulges, which bear the spore mass
Used references: “Clathraceae” D.M.Dring Kew Bulletin Vol.35(1) (1980) p.36-37

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Glebifers…a new vocabulary term!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-10 20:29:47 CDT (-0400)

Gleba in glebifers…who knew? I assume that they are the darker orange, small projections that are actually inside of the open-work capsule (enlarge a photo to see). Very cool, and who’da thought to look there? Well, flies, of course…and somebody with a good key to Clathrus!