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Vascellum pratense (Pers.) Kreisel (Meadow Puffball)

Date 28 September 2004
OS grid ref SX76
Lat/Lon 50° 30' N, 3° 50' W
Location Vice County: South Devon, VC3, England
Voucher 28/09/2004[G]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary 15 old fruitbodies on and around old compost heap
Identification Notes: Mature gasterocarps without polygonal pattern.
Sterile base well developed, macroscopically cellular, with diaphragm towards outside.
Spores: globose, 2-3.5µm diam, almost smooth (a few small warts - far less than shown in Pegler et al), with short stubby apiculus.
Paracapillitium: thin-walled, septate, branched, 2.5-5µm wide

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