Observation 174701: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.
When: 2014-08-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On a mossy log. Mycelial strings present.

Why has this been removed from Morganella?

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31% (2)
Recognized by sight
49% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Arora, D.; Mushrooms Demystified, 2nd ed.; Ten Speed Press: New York, 1986; pp 693-694.

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Thanks for the suggestion, Trailjunky.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-06 12:00:34 CDT (-0400)

These do look more like L. perlatum than L. pyriforme. Although the white color and presence of warts on the cap favor perlatum, I don’t think these traits rule out pyriforme. Growth on wood favors pyriforme. However, perlatum is reported to occur on well-decayed wood. So the habitat does not rule out perlatum.

The deciding factor may be the lack or presence of white rhizomorphs connecting each fruit body to the substrate, a trait I believe is not associated with perlatum. The photo shows what appears to be a small white thread at one base. But perhaps this falls short of the presence of rhizomorphs. So, L. perlatum looks like, at very least, a good possibility.

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