Observation 25903: Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeff.

When: 2009-09-28

Collection location: Greensfelder Park, Eureka, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Young fruiting bodies

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Size of fruiting bodies
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-09-29 10:00:57 CDT (-0400)

These were all less than 3/8" tall. We had a good rain about a day before.
Second and third pictures are through about 10X hand lens. I may be able
to get out there later this week to see how they have grown.

Doubt Lycoperdon pyriforme
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-29 05:50:42 CDT (-0400)

which can be found on rotting logs, but typically has an apical pore where spores would be dispersed that forms fairly early. I don’t see any apical pores in any of the photos. Material looks tiny to me. The close-ups show abundant warts, but not in the numbers I would expect to see on even one mature L. pyriforme.

Are these fruiting bodies about the size of an Acorn?
By: kate (kate)
2009-09-28 23:47:27 CDT (-0400)

They are very numerous. How large do you estimate them to be on average? How large will they become? Did you have a lot of rain before you observed these Lycoperdpon pyriforme?

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