Observation 74199: Lycoperdon marginatum Vittad.
When: 2011-07-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in a mowed athletic field beside a creosoted timber and wood chips.

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Used references: MO, flicker

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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I received a suggestion this morning
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-08-23 11:55:45 CDT (-0400)

from a professional mycologist at the USDA, that this could be part of “a group of species around Lycoperdon marginatum”. Since there are a few buttons coming up again now, I will be watching them. They do look similar to Lycoperdon as infants…, here is a photo from flicker

http://www.flickr.com/...
and MO
http://mushroomobserver.org/23793?q=6Mmm

stay tuned…, Alan, thanks for your vote!

or, it has somehow expanded its range…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-19 11:34:08 CDT (-0400)

either way, it is worth documenting. And if you find more that is pure white inside, it is the best of the puffballs for the table, IMO!

Then it must be something else
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-08-19 08:55:12 CDT (-0400)

I was quite surprised to see it, but then I thought it must occur here. As usual, I was reluctant to ‘take’ and ‘harvest’ but I will next time. Thanks for the confirmation that this is not often seen in the east!

that’s a wild find Martin…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-18 22:22:00 CDT (-0400)

I don’t think that either Calbovista sculpta or its lookalike C. subsculpta is known to occur east of the Rockies.

Can you collect some?

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