Handkea subcretacea (Zeller) Kreisel
Ron Pastorino MUOB 70790
Verbatim Date: 2011-6-29
United States, California, Siskiyou, Eastern Shasta-Trinity National Forest
These were rather small, up to 4.6 cm wide. They were growing on the ground @ ~ 4700 ft near mixed conifers. The spores were basically globose, ~ 4.0-5.0 microns and appeared smooth @ 1000X. The capillitium may be showing some slit-like pores but I'm not totally clear on that concept. They don't seem to quite fit into the usual choices for California montane puffballs.
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: c456dc7b-b0c6-42ee-bc7c-69f4b66301bc