Observation 10454: Lycoperdaceae Chevall.
When: 2008-09-05
Collection location: Japan [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Need help identifying this mushroom. Found during light rain under short fruit tree.

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Calvatia possible
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-09 18:28:57 CDT (-0400)

But of the mushrooms shown at Tokyo mushroom website, this is not a very close match. The ornamentation on the top of the mushroom is pretty distinctive for a puffball, and would normally warrant closer observation. I’m not sure whether they are odd worts or places where larger worts were once found, possibly brushed off by humus while the mushroom was pushing up. I think this is different from the other Calvatia you have posted.

No specimen (sigh)
By: forestwander
2008-09-09 03:47:56 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for your help guys. I don’t have a specimen. But will probably see it again next year. Hopefully sooner! But I am noticing a pattern with regards to fruitings around here. It seems like everything gets its once a year party with each short rainy period. I am not seeing anything fruit twice!

cut it in half, take more photos!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-09-08 12:41:47 CDT (-0400)
Puffball: Lycoperdon, Calvatia, etc.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-08 03:59:05 CDT (-0400)

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