Observation 182019: Lycoperdon Pers.
When: 2014-10-08
Who: Jonathan M
No herbarium specimen

Notes: found in sand, big scales, brownish and have a orange inside, the only part in the sand i found was a fairly short rhizomorph. no idea about this one, puffball.

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Appears to be loculate
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-10 20:40:27 CDT (-0400)

(with chambers) on the interior. Lycoperdon not loculate.

Also, color for Lycoperdon unusual, so may not be the genus.

Lycoperson often grows on wood, which is not mentioned in the description.

Rhizomorphs are common features of Rhizopogons. Oddity here is that basal rhizomorphs not that common (but sometimes present).

Rhizopogons are mycorrhizal, so would need to have a nearby host.

Lycoperdon would likely need some wood or woody debris nearby.

And, of course, there’s always the chance this hasn’t been found before.

but why you seem to beleive it is a rhizopogon on first place?
By: Jonathan M
2014-10-10 19:24:20 CDT (-0400)
Largest Rhizopogon
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-10 13:41:31 CDT (-0400)

found that I am aware of came from southern Oregon, near Riddle, under Oregon White oak trees.

It measured over a foot across, and was composed of several sporocarps which had fused together.

about 3-4 inch long…
By: Jonathan M
2014-10-09 14:59:42 CDT (-0400)

sound too big for a rhizopogon, for now i think lycoperdon kinda make sense.

An undescribed species.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-09 13:49:00 CDT (-0400)

Might have been something like a Rhizopogon. Still trying to get my head around that warted peridium.

maybe next year…
By: Jonathan M
2014-10-09 07:42:14 CDT (-0400)

long story short, the spot is not too easy to get at home, and i destroyed the single specimen… and forgot tools to conserve it during transport. Interior was +- fibrose, something that do not show well is the fact that the center of the orange part is greenish, this is the reason why I think it is a puffball? what else could it be?

More photos, please?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-09 02:42:05 CDT (-0400)

Is the interior powdery? If so, have you done any microscopy on the spores? Can you cut this through the basal “rhizomorph” and show the results? May not be a puffball.

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