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Calostoma lutescens 2 gasterocarps consisting of spherical gleba (spore sacs) covered in a yellow peridium atop tall golden stalks of intertwined hyphae that look similar to pasta or spaghetti squash. At the apex of each gleba are pink to red star-shaped pores. Spores are white to gray. Calostoma lutescens is one of the 20 gasteroid fungi belonging to the suborder Sclerodermatineae within the order Boletales. It is believed that fungi within the Calostoma genus underwent diversification within the Boletales order from end of the Cretaceous period through the middle of the Cenozoic era. C. lutescens is ectomycorrhizal with Quercus (oak) species.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
The side of a ridge growing under an oak (in soil) in a dense mixed hardwood forest in Northwest Georgia<br />
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Habitat:<br />
The side of a ridge growing under an oak (in soil) in a dense mixed hardwood forest in Northwest Georgia<br />
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Slow-motion spore dispersal<br />
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Calostoma lutescens

2 gasterocarps consisting of spherical gleba (spore sacs) covered in a yellow peridium atop tall golden stalks of intertwined hyphae that look similar to pasta or spaghetti squash. At the apex of each gleba are pink to red star-shaped pores. Spores are white to gray. Calostoma lutescens is one of the 20 gasteroid fungi belonging to the suborder Sclerodermatineae within the order Boletales. It is believed that fungi within the Calostoma genus underwent diversification within the Boletales order from end of the Cretaceous period through the middle of the Cenozoic era. C. lutescens is ectomycorrhizal with Quercus (oak) species.

Habitat:
The side of a ridge growing under an oak (in soil) in a dense mixed hardwood forest in Northwest Georgia

Calostoma lutescens 2 gasterocarps consisting of spherical gleba (spore sacs) covered in a yellow peridium atop tall golden stalks of intertwined hyphae that look similar to pasta or spaghetti squash. At the apex of each gleba are pink to red star-shaped pores. Spores are white to gray. Calostoma lutescens is one of the 20 gasteroid fungi belonging to the suborder Sclerodermatineae within the order Boletales. It is believed that fungi within the Calostoma genus underwent diversification within the Boletales order from end of the Cretaceous period through the middle of the Cenozoic era. C. lutescens is ectomycorrhizal with Quercus (oak) species.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
The side of a ridge growing under an oak (in soil) in a dense mixed hardwood forest in Northwest Georgia<br />
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Slow-motion spore dispersal

    comments (9)

  1. Heh, funny to see you're now literally using every feature :) Great find!

    I do see that you named you fungi list exactly the same as mine:


    I hadn't even considered that scenario. It's no big issue, but may be confusing to some users :)
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Oh my! I will rename mine! My apologies! Looks like we are both fans of alliteration! Posted 3 years ago
      1. Hehe, I noticed that pattern in all your list names, and like that very much. What are the odds of coming up with the exact same name though?

        Thanks for renaming, and thanks for adding the video. This post is turning into a textbook example on how to do ultimate sharing. Very educational.
        Posted 3 years ago
  2. I'm still hoping to find some of our members of this genus. Nice shot. Posted 3 years ago
    1. I hope you find them one day! They were so interesting and stunning! This was my first time spotting them, but I found many more this fall on our land. I would post a video of the slow-motion spore release here, but I'm not sure how to attach videos? Is it possible to link from outside sites? Posted 3 years ago
      1. I just added a Youtube video link to one of my details (where you have a link to another of your pictures above) Worked well.
        Posted 3 years ago
        1. I wonder if Vimeo is supported. I will have to give it a shot! Thank you! Posted 3 years ago
      2. There is a video section for each species entry. You can find a row of icons below the species description starting with the yellow Info, photos, videos, map and the last red X is to remove the species if it was not identified correctly. You can add videos from Youtube or Vimeo. When you click on the add video icon you will find instructions.
        https://www.jungledragon.com/specie/14256/videos
        Posted 3 years ago
        1. Thanks! Posted 3 years ago

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Calostoma lutescens is a species of Fungi from the family of Sclerodermatineae.

Similar species: Boletales
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jan 3, 2018. Captured Oct 29, 2017 10:55 in 381 Dally Cove Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm