Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949)
Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms
Watercolor drawing on paper of four club-shaped fungi in shades of pinkish-mauve and green, accompanied to right by text, in pencil: the fungi are club-shaped with dendrite like threads growing out of base which anchor them to the ground; the center specimen is the largest, measuring 1 7/8 inches in height including the strands at base; depressions on body indicated as brown patches; to right of this specimen is another, drawn in cross section to display the green spore mass inside; at far left is a cluster of two specimens, also pinkish-mauve in color, and club-shaped.
Sac like phallus gregarious / & cespitose on much decayed / log, in damp woods. / Pale pinkish, warty / rupturing irregularly / odor strong +unpleasant. / Buck Hill Falls Pa / July 27- 1921. / Phallogaster saccatus.
Buck Hill Falls, PA
Repository: Bard College, Montgomery Place
July 27, 1921
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Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
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Paper (wove), pencil, watercolor
7 x 10 in. (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Image Number: MP.2005.86
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Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Phallogaster saccatus,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed August 13, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2385.