Observation 104623: Lycoperdon pedicellatum

When: 2012-08-10

Collection location: Augusta, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight
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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. Covered with small spines, eroding in time to leave a rose- to lavender-colored gleba.

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OK. You have suggested Lycoperdon,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-11 03:39:42 +06 (+0600)

which would have a sterile base. This then seems to come close to Lycoperdon pedicellatum, but is a much younger specimen than is often collected. That is further confirmed by the sectioned specimen which shows no color yet in the gleba. The colors are rather striking here, and I would think the rose- to lavender-colored exoperidium is an important feature that would have been noted somewhere before.

First photo shows a Lycoperdon with a sterile base.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-10 12:16:15 +06 (+0600)

But sectioned photo shows a Calvatia, which lacks a sterile base. You have me very confused here, GA noiz.

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