Identification: mushroom?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by allelopath, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Does this forum id mushrooms?
    Found this one today.
    Carson National Forest, Taos, New Mexico, USA
    9000 ft asl (~3000m)
    Pine/Fir forest floor.
    Paper thin cap, dry dusty spores pour out when poked open
    Maybe a puff ball of some sort
     

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  2. Chris Klapwijk

    Chris Klapwijk Active Member 10 Years

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    It probably is a puffball, try Calvatia bovista, syn. Calvatia utriformis
    View this thread regarding details of mushroom identification.
     
  3. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for you reply. Based on it, i read about Calvatia bovista/utriformis and the description seems to fit. Don't t worry i'm not about to eat it, I don't even pick them to id them, just take a photo. I guess since it is early fall, the interior is powder, whereas in the summer it is not.
     

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