Observation 33567: Lycoperdon molle Persoon: Persoon
When: 2010-02-11
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This lone specimen was growing in sandy soil near Live oaks and a semi-grassy area.
It was fairly large, measuring about 11.0 cm high and 7.5 cm across.
It had a large sterile base with a brown cottony gleba.
The peridium seemed thin, which seems to eliminate Calvatia, but it also appeared too large for a Lycoperdon?
The spores were approx. 4.1-5.2 microns with fairly prominent spines.

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Used references: Fred Stevens suggested Lycoperdon molle and it does seem a pretty good match. It is slightly larger than normal but spores and other characteristics are very close. Fred’s photos on MykoWeb are also similar.

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Thanks for the update and confirmation Steph.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-05-07 16:26:22 PDT (-0700)
Lycoperdon molle
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-05-07 16:18:40 PDT (-0700)

I have confirmed this is L. molle. Heavily spinose – echinulate spores. Abundant sterigmal remnants in the mount, abundant medium sized pores in the capillitium.
Beautiful specimen.
Thank you Ron!

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