Observation 5559: Lycoperdon molle Persoon: Persoon
When: 2007-12-20
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: DD618

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Lycoperdon molle
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-05-25 11:27:49 PDT (-0700)

I have looked at this puffball extensively under the microscope. Based on these characters, I am going to call this puffball Lycoperdon molle. In addition to these characters, this specimen is missing characters needed to call it V. curtisii.
So:
The exoperidium has remnants of it’s scurfy furfuraceous minute warts. It has a chanbered subgleba (no diaphragm). It has Lycoperdon type eucapillitia with pores of varying size – medium and small. The water and KOH mounts have an abundance of sterigmal remnants. The spores are globose with asperulate verrucae and broken pedicel remnants. The spores are roughly 4.8 × 4.8 (LxW). This size fits with the European keys, but is a bit small for the Arizona key.

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