Observation 27533: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.

When: 2009-10-29

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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They look like old L. perlatum to me.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-31 08:56:06 CST (-0500)
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-10-30 17:48:04 CST (-0500)

Thanks! That clears up any doubts- these are definitely Lycoperdon.

As for which species, I couldn’t really say… Trying to distinguish one species from another on a macroscopic basis seems tough. If anyone knows, Stephanie Jarvis would have the best clue as to pinning down a species.

Thanks again for the putting in the extra effort.

By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-10-30 15:19:01 CST (-0500)

OK, I went out this morning and moved the stick out of the way and cleared the ground a bit to get the new shot. It’s definitely coming up from the ground.

By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-10-29 19:50:01 CST (-0500)

I would have to take a closer look to know for sure, but I believe from the ground.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-10-29 19:41:45 CST (-0500)

Can you say whether they were growing from wood or from the ground?

By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-10-29 19:19:18 CST (-0500)

I crossed referenced Lycoperdon on mushroomexpert.com and I believe that it appears to be that as well. I usually leave everything undisturbed when I take a photo. Sometimes I move things out of the way to get a more clearer shot. In this case, it’s “as is” front and back. All of my observations are made on our 2/3 acre property here in Louisiana. I don’t know very much yet about mushrooms but I would like to identify all that I’ve found, which is many. I have been amazed!

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-10-29 18:53:14 CST (-0500)

It looks like Lycoperdon with the indentations where the conical spines had fallen off. But in the second image it sort of looks like they are fruiting from wood, which would suggest Morganella… Chaz, did you perhaps just use to the wood to prop them up for a photo?
I also don’t see any obvious rhizomorphs. I’m going to assume that they were probably growing terrestrially in the first image, and go with Lycoperdon.

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