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 Add this item to the list   Bovistella radicata (Mont.) Pat. (Figs. 1-5)
Page number:97 
Remarks (public):The capillitium of Bovistella radicata is very variable in the abundance of pores since the same gleba may be composed of a proportion of poreless hyphae and some others with pores. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Bovistella radicata (Mont.) Pat. (Figs. 1-5)
Fructifications subglobose to top-shaped, 2.9-6.2 cm broad, smooth to plicate around point of attachment, attached to soil by a thick rooting base 1.6 cm or more long; surface over upper flattened part covered with a coating of slender spines, which may become united at their tips into compound warts or fascicles, much granular to furfuraceous material present between them, toward the margin and down the sides the spines become less distinct and finally the surface is merely furfuraceous, white at first, yellowish near maturity, wearing away irregularly to expose the thin papery, brown (buckthorn brown, tawny olive or clay to Saccardo's umber, R); spore sac membrane, which eventually opens by a pore or slit that enlarges to expose most of the gleba; gleba white, then yellowish to olive and finally Dresden brown, sepia, Saccardo's umber, tawny olive or old gold to Isabella color (R); sterile base well developed, occupying most of the narrowed part of the fructification and extending up to the sides to form a sort of cup in which the gleba is situated, and separated from it by a pseudodiaphragm (Fig. 2). Spores oval, smooth, 3.6-6.25 x 3.1-4.25 µm, with a thin hyaline envelope and a hyaline pedicel up to 20 µm long (Fig. 3); capillitium of separate units, much branched and branches often quite gnarled, main axis up to 10 µ m in diameter, ultimate branches tapered to acute or some tapered rather abruptly, filaments often sinuous and round, pitted (Figs. 4-5),
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