Observation 97426: Lycoperdon Pers.

When: 2012-06-15

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.561° -84.2329° 274m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

No specimen available

Single puffball found on woodchips, on mulched trail.
diameter 2.0 cm.

fruitbody had a 1 cm long rhizoid structure



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
-12% (2)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 698. “Rhizoid structure” is called a “stubby pedicel (”tail")" in Arora. Usually in pastures or other open areas, but also “along paths”. I’m guessing this was growing from the chips themselves, which is why the peridium is not more extensively covered with “dirt” as it would be if growing in pasture or open field conditions.
10% (3)
Recognized by sight

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I considered Lycoperdon and Bovista
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-16 17:38:39 CEST (+0200)

but both should have a sterile base, which doesn’t seem to be present here. Both Lycoperdon and Bovista should also be larger.

Lastly, Bovista should be a meadow or lawn fungus, not on wood chips. Lycoperdon could be on wood chips, but more likely on wood. Attempts to grow Lycoperdon on wood chips for me have failed so far.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-16 02:16:18 CEST (+0200)

Really impossible to be certain. But Disciseda candida is quite small as shown. The pieces of bark which are adherring to the peridium seem consistent with Disciseda candida growing from woodchips or mulch. But until spores are present, I don’t think anyone can tell with certainty.

Created: 2012-06-16 01:57:41 CEST (+0200)
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