Observation 222038: Vascellum F. Šmarda
When: 2015-10-30
(42.6351° -82.5001° )

Clusters on open soil bits in quality tall grass prairie

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not perlatum but what?
By: Dennis Oliver
2015-11-07 18:04:26 EST (-0500)

It’s not Lycoperdon perlatum, the exoperidium is wrong. perlatum has shorter conical spines which leave a reticulate pattern on the endoperidium when they slough off the sporocarp. The spines on this puffball are much larger and slender plus it appears that the entire exoperidium sloughs off over time. I don’t know much about eastern Lycoperdon, looking at Coker and Couch, they suggest L. pulcherrimum but whether than still exists as a valid name … don’t know.

Created: 2015-11-07 14:06:46 EST (-0500)
Last modified: 2015-11-10 14:08:38 EST (-0500)
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