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Calbovista subsculpta.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

Calobovista subsculpta Mushroom
Ref No: 7357
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows on the ground

Calbovista subsculpta Morse Fruit body 8-15cm across, 6-9cm high, nearly round or sometimes a bit broader; whitish to dingy; covered with flattened warty scales with grayish tips and brownish hairs at the center. Spore mass white becoming brownish. Sterile base one-quarter to one-third of mushroom; dull, white, firm. Spores globose, almost smooth, 3-5 x 3-5. Habitat singly or scattered or in small groups in open areas along roadsides and wood edges in subalpine places. Sometimes abundant. Found in the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific coastal ranges. Season April-August. Edible but only when the spore mass is white; excellent.

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