Observation 27325: Morganella Zeller
When: 2009-10-25
No herbarium specimen

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-61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Growing from a cone. (fir?)
53% (3)
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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-10-28 19:19:17 EDT (-0400)

The cone is where it fruited but is not an obligate host…

As I have noticed on another recent post,
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-10-28 19:14:12 EDT (-0400)

Lycoperdon pyriforme has now been put into Morganella. I gather that all wood inhabiting puffballs have been placed into this genus…?

Morganella is the only puffball that grows from wood (or cone, in this case).
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-27 18:32:06 EDT (-0400)

they also have finely spiculose caps, a feature that can be seen in your photo.

Growing from a cone?
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-27 15:16:57 EDT (-0400)

It was not attached to the ground by any mycelia that I could tell…so it looks like the cone is the host.

Is it really
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-27 13:54:18 EDT (-0400)

growing from a cone, isn’t it just embedding it on the way up?

Not fir
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-27 13:26:15 EDT (-0400)

Pinus.

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