Spores borne on a more or less deliques-c e n t mass (gleba), which is at first enclosed in an egglike sac (perid-ium), but at maturity is elevated on an elastically expanding receptacle.
II Receptacle latticed or irregularly branched, sessile or stalked; spore mass enclosed by the receptacle.
Receptacle sessile ; latticed with columnar or obliquely anastomosing bars.
Receptacle latticed ; meshes of about equal diameter either way.
Receptacle ending in free arms which enclose the gleba when young, but afterwards diverge.
Clathrus. Page 121.
Simblum. Page 122.
Anthurus. Page 121.
Receptacle not latticed ; spore mass not enclosed by the receptacle.
Gleba borne on the upper portion of the stem.
Gleba borne on the surface of a pileus which joins the stipe at the apex.
Veil hanging from the apex of the stipe underneath the pileus.
Mutinus. Page 120.
Dictyophora. Page 120.
Phallus. Page 117.