Observation 188092: Lycoperdon marginatum Vittad.

This fungus was found growing in the midst of Marram grass about .5 miles away from the Lake Street Beach trails. It had a very distinct white, spiny layer that fell off when it was touched.

This fungus was the shape of a small ball, and it had a total diameter of 2.8 cm. The outer layer of the fungus was white, and the inner color was a dark brown. Its outer layer had squares scales, but it contained an inner smooth layer.

This fungus didn’t have any gills to characterize. For this reason, it also did not have any lamellae. It also did not have a volva or an annulus.

There was some semblance of a stipe on the bottom of the fungus, and it had a smooth surface. This fungus’s stipe was 2 cm long and flared towards its end. The inside of the stipe was solid and was brown in color. It did not have a characteristic type of base.

A brown spore print was produced from this fungus. The spores were round, and they ranged from 3.6 to 4.2 microns in diameter.

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