Observation 165748: Reticularia lycoperdon Bull.
When: 2014-05-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Following a night of intense rain of more than an inch, two white fruit bodies were evident by 7:45 on a Sycamore log that has been down for approximately one year. By evening (not photographed) sac-like structures were sagging under the weight of their contents – turning brown above while still white on lower 1/3. Light gray to silver membrane near lower right in photo (of fresh fruit body only). 5th photo is of same type of fruit body 7 days earlier after two days.

White stage was not photographed.
Brown material was spongy – reminiscent of dried puff ball though no more than 1/4" thick. Texture a bit more waxy than a puff ball.

Species Lists


fb #1 – note bubbles and apparent oozing water
fb #2
note brown patches from previous fruiting one week ago
Similar on same log 5 days earlier (5/17/14)

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Created: 2014-05-22 20:16:19 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-05-26 21:10:50 CDT (-0400)
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