No Common Name Bovistella radicata (Durieu & Montagne) Patouillard  

Description:

Fruiting body up to 4" (10 cm); white when young with scurfy surface/pyramidal warts, becoming yellow-tan, and gray-brown in age. Large tear or pore at apex at maturity. Initially spore mass white, becoming yellowish, finally brown. Tapered root-like rhizomorph anchors fruiting body (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

On ground in grassy areas, pastures, open woods.

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Bovistella radicata in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2009). Young fruiting body. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Bovistella radicata in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2009). Young fruiting bodies one day later; warts have already deteriorated. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bovistella radicata in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2009). Split young fruiting body showing white interior. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bovistella radicata in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2009). Maturing spores. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bovistella radicata in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2009).Maturing fruiting bodies. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Bovistella radicata in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2009).Old fruiting body with mature (brown) spores. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Bovistella radicata spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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