Page author: Wynn Tranfield
Calvatia fumosa
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Common in montane conifer forests during spring and summer

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

It is attached to the soil by a persistent white cord that is connected to a pleated base. The white to grayish surface is smooth to roughened or shallowly cracked. The peridium is thick and persistent, eventually breaking open or chewed through by rodents to release the spores. The soft white gleba becomes yellowish then dark brown and powdery. During development it often has a very strong unpleasant odor which seemingly would deter mycophagists seeking to eat them.

Accepted Name:
Calvatia fumosa Zeller

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Calvatia fumosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Calvatia fumosa photos.

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