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This puffball was not quite cut in half completely. Typically, cutting a puffball in half is done to show off the gleba, and the subgleba. This puffball was not quite cut this way, off to one side maybe. So, I can see that there is more to reveal on one of the halves.
Some puffballs, Vascellum for example, has a diaphragm that separates the gleba from the subgleba on most species. So, cutting in a way that shows this is key in a good description of the specimen.
Still, without knowing what the spores and the capillitium characters look like, or paracapillitium, or spherocysts on the exoperidium…. this puffball will remain a mystery.
I could guess to put it in with Lycoperdaceae.
I would put the two parts together and in a paper bag, and into the fridge. Hope that it will mature some spores… sometimes this works.
Hmmm… let me look at the picture again….
What appear to be locules (interior chambers within the spore-bearing area). Specimen may be too young to go much further with. I think there may be a columella-like structure here as well, but too immature to be certain.
Created: 2012-08-15 21:29:09 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2012-08-31 00:10:30 CDT (-0400)
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