Observation 193082: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.
When: 2014-08-21
Who: SaraR
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Location: Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana, USA
Habit: Scattered in the ground. In a shady, cool area away from the main trail. Grow on a wet soil.
Fruiting body: Round Puffball that is shaped like an inverted bear covered with whitish spines (2mm). It has a white stem-like structure that is very short and small compered with the cap.
Fruiting body color: White
Fruiting body Surface: Dry and velutinous.
Fruiting body size: 2.0 to 8.5 cm wide, 3.0 to 6.0 cm high.
Flesh: White flesh when fresh. Become filled with brownish spore dust and granular flesh.
Base of fruiting body: lots of white mycelial (white rhizomorphs) strings attaching the fruiting body to the ground.
Note: mature specimen has a central brownish perforation to release spores.
Spore Print: brown spores.

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