Name: Lycogala epidendrum
Authority: (J.C. Buxb. ex Linnaeus) Fries 1829
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 7/7/2004
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 99
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: N 38 34.295'
Longitude: W 090 29.166'
City: Manchester
County: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Site location: 909 Woodside Village Lane
Habitat: hillside - wooded
Moisture conditions: very moist
Substrate: wood - mulch
Reference document: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms - 1981
Author:Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN No: 0-394-51992-2
Page no:848
Spore length: 5.5 - 7 microns
Spore width: 5.5 - 7 microns
Spore color: clear
Spore texture: fussy, netted
Spore shape: round
Spore print color: pinkish grey
Chemical reaction: n/d
This speciman appeared pink at first, I had to wait until the second day for the outer skin to turn dark and have the opening at the top appear. On the third day the toothpaste like spore mass inside the sporocarp become powdery so I could make a spore mount for the photos. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Lycogala epidendrum.

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