Observation 24583: Lycoperdon echinatum Pers.

When: 2009-08-16

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This spiky little brown puffball was growing on a fallen stick about the size of my finger.

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On beech
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-04-18 21:51:28 EDT (-0400)

Thanks Gerhard. This mushroom was found in a spot with lots of beech, so L. echinatum seems a good match. I’ll update the other obs to reflect your tentative ID of L. marginatum.

On my continent L.echinatum grows in woods and on old trunks, especially beech.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-21 19:15:16 EDT (-0400)

The white specimen is another species, could be young L.marginatum.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-20 19:58:43 EDT (-0400)

I think the tiny brown puffball in this observation, which grows on wood, is a different species than this tiny white one found in lawns.

Both are presently gowning by the name Lycoperdon echinatum.

Created: 2009-08-20 19:43:18 EDT (-0400)
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