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Xizang (Tibet): Mangkang (Markham) Xian. Pass on highway 214 at Lawu Shan, just N of the city of Mangkang (Markham). Heavily grazed Kobresia and Carex meadows with Polygonum, Potentilla. 29°42'6"N, 98°31'32"E; 4400-4500 m.
Fasciculate in rocky soil of alpine meadow. Fruiting body 60-65 mm high X 67-70 mm wide X 45-60 mm , ┬▒ovoid with a short tapered base; outer peridium scabrous on sides and areolate on upper surfaces, yellowish grayish brown (4C-D3-5), grayish white towards base; areolate portion revealing yellowish white inner peridium. Gleba dark brownish; columella brownish.
Brian A. Perry
BAP 243 14 July 2000
 
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