Observation 191926: Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeff.

When: 2014-09-26

Collection location: Burr Oak Forest, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Reagan (rsned23)

No specimen available

Notes: Found at 10:14 am.
Saprobic, growing on a large tree log, and growing right next to each other in a cluster (absolutely no space between) as shown in the picture.
Odor: fresh grass
The fruiting body is tan/light brown and covered in small, thick, fine, light brown bumps (2mm in size) that create a rough surface on the outside.
The outside surface is also dull and dry.
The shape of the fruiting body is globular, thick, inflated circle.
Fruiting body size: 2.6 cm wide, 3.9 cm high
When the, fruiting body was cut open the gleba surface is a thick, cotton-like cream colored, and soft flesh. After the gleba exposed to the air, one day later, the tissue changed to a light green/olive color in the center of the gleba.
When the mushrooms were removed from the log, white mycelial strings that ran from the bottom of the mushroom were attached and connected to the bottom of the piece of wood the mushrooms were growing on.
Spore print: olive

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spore print: olive in color

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