Observation 27828: Lycoperdon Pers.
When: 2009-10-17
Collection location: Thoiry, France [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found under spruce and fir.

These looked a little funny, I think it was some env. effect.

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It’s no L.perlatum.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-11-06 18:07:51 CST (-0600)

Could be L.caudatum or even L.norvegicum but I am not so familiar with the puffballs … but it’s no perlatum or pyriforme here.

Hmmm
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-06 15:48:53 CST (-0600)

These look a little off for Lycoperdon perlatum. The large cap warts seem a little too broad and the little cap warts seem less perfectly arranged. They also look small, and they lack the classic pear shape. If this is a distorted Lycoperdon perlatum then environmental factors seem a likely cause. Genetic causes, analogous those that cause developmental diseases in humans, also seem possible.

Then again, this look might be normal, for a different species of puff ball.

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