Observation 188205: Lycoperdon marginatum Vittad.
When: 2014-08-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: -Each specimen displayed in the picture was found growing alone but scattered throughout the area.
-These were found growing next to Marram grass, and they were associated with the soil.
-The specimen’s outer layer was white and had a surface that appeared to have what I would describe as “spikes”. Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven referred to these ornmentations as “wartish”.
-This white outer layer was also delicate to the touch. This layer would crumble and fall of the specimen as chunks, revealing the dark middle portion.
-Overall, the structure was roundish with a very small base.
-When it was pressed, medium brown-colored spore dust shot out of the structure.

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The middle structure represented the remains of the white outer layer.
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This was view under 40x magnification.

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven

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Created: 2014-11-12 21:56:40 PST (-0800)
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