Observation 27369: Bovista pila Berk. & M.A. Curtis

When: 2009-10-20

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These were up to 5.0cm in diameter. The small whitish root or cord is characteristic of this species.

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified; David Arora

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-26 02:56:00 PDT (-0700)

are the puffballs that, when mature, dry up and blow away like tumbleweeds, dispersing their spores, are they not? The cord may have something to do with that — perhaps it’s the only anchor to the ground and at a predetermined point in development it falls apart.

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