Vouchers

 

VOUCHER INFORMATION
Name: Mutinus caninus
Authority: (Huds.) Fr. 1849
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 5/19/2002
Synonyms:
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 73
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
 
LOCATION
Latitude: N 38 34.295'
Longitude: W 090 29.166'
City: Ballwin
County: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Site location: 909 Woodside Village Lane
 
ENVIRONMENT
Habitat: open area
Moisture conditions: very moist
Substrate: wood - mulch
 
IDENTIFYING DOCUMENT
Reference document: Mushrooms Demystified - 1979
Author:David Arora
ISBN No: 0-89815-912-3
Page no:771
 
SPORE DESCRIPTION
Spore length: 4.5 microns
Spore width: 1.7 microns
Spore color: clear
Spore texture: smooth
Spore shape: elliptical to oblong
Spore print color: dark olive brown
Chemical reaction: n/d
 
This variety is distinguished from Mutinus elegans (elegant stinkhorn) because it is less tapered than elegans. It also has a clear seperation of the spore mass and the stalk. (see Audobon Society - Field Guide to North American Mushrooms - page 835 for Mutinus elegans). Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Mutinus caninus.

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