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Calvatia craniiformis (Schwein.) Fr. ex De Toni (Brain puffball) - New report from North-East India

, Rajesh Kumar
Published: 31 December 2020
Tropical Plant Research , Volume 7, pp 650-653; doi:10.22271/tpr.2020.v7.i3.082

Abstract: The specimen was collected during the rainy season in June, 2018 from Botanical garden Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat. Morphological characters of the specimen were recorded in the field and micromorphological characters were studied in the laboratory under the optical microscope. After a thorough examination of the specimen and its spores and capillitial threads, it is confirmed that the specimen is wild edible puffball named Calvatia craniiformis belongs to family Agaricaceae. It is also ensured after consultation with available literature that Calvatia craniiformis is the first report in North-East India.
Keywords: puffball / India / characters / Calvatia craniiformis / rainy / Morphological / Toni / consultation

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