Observation 208867: Lycoperdon marginatum Vittad.
When: 2015-07-04
(33.0529° -95.1699° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Shaped like little cupcakes, largest about 3/4 inch across the top and 7/8 inch high.

I had to leave as the park was being closed. I will have to go back to search the surrounding trees and see if I can find more.

I went back to the park on July 8, 2015 and collected a few more. Photos are added.

UPDATE: 7/10/2015

I emptied some of the spore onto a slide. The spore color was a medium brown. I then looked at the spore under the microscope. The spores were round and about 4 microns diameter. What was interesting was that I saw two spore balls, one large and one small. I have a layered focus image of the smaller one that I just added. The larger one was about 4 times bigger, spherical and appeared to have a layer of spore on the surface. This looked similar but was smaller and not so uniform.

I wonder what the spore bearing structures look like inside this. Could there be spherical spore producing structures?

Images

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collected July 8
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collected July 8
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collected July 8
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collected July 8
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Spore ball – 1000x

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