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Phallus costatus Batsch
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Yibailingba Gou. Off road from Xiangcheng to Daocheng, ca. 20 km from Xiangcheng. Gorge with steep slopes running perpendicular to road and tributary of Suoqu He. Vegetation of large Pinus and Picea and mixed smaller, broadleaved deciduous trees of Acer, Prunus spp., Rhamnus, Sageretia, Syringa, Betula, etc. throughout and large trees of Populus along stream. 29°3'30"N, 99°57'23"E; 3238-3440 m.
On soil and leaf debris under Pinus densata. Cap 5-8cm in diam, apex truncate, reticulate, reticulations 5-8mm in diam, or 3-5 x 7-10mm, yellow, becoming orange yellow when over mature. Stipe 10-20 x 1.5-3cm, apical part orange yellow, lower large half yellow to empire yellow, with hollows 2-3mm in diam. Volva white to whitish, 2-6mm thick, gelatinized, gleba olivaceous, rhizomorphic strands white.
Zhu-Liang YANG
3991 11 July 2004

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