Observation 191497: Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeff.

This fungus was found in a black and red oak woods under plenty of shade and with the coverage of leaves. It was found growing on a stick on this coverage of leaves.

This fungus was in the shape of a ball, and it was tan with brown dots on the smooth outer surface. On the inside, it was dark brown, and it had a cotton-like texture inside that readily released a brown powder.

The stipe of this fungus was both central and smooth, and it was 1.8 cm long and .6 cm wide. It had an equal shape and was solid on the inside. On the outside, it was a cream color, but on the inside it was a creamy tan color. Its base had a mycelial pad on the bottom.

The spores of this fungus were circular, pointy, and dark brown, and they ranged from 9.2-11.2 micrometers in diameter.

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