Observation 98524: Lycoperdon Pers.
When: 2012-06-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fruiting on edge of parking block at entrance to apple park apartments, beneath Douglas fir and Maple. Dry(old specimen) exhibiting spore dispersal(greenish brown, dry gleba).
Definite stalk-with spreading rhizomes at base.

Note the cracking and myriad of dots on cap.

Temp: low 70’s, sunny.

Ten feet from observation- http://mushroomobserver.org/74096?q=MnkX

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Not Scleroderma.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-28 16:28:51 BST (+0100)

This is not a Scleroderma. Has extended sterile base which is mostly epigeous. In Scleroderma, the sterile base is typically hypogeous, and usually is made up of abundant rhizomorphs which have fused together to form a primordium. This obs. has the sterile base above ground, is solid (as solid as puffball bases ever are), and does not have the thick peridium that is nearly a prerequisite for Scleroderma (“thick skin”).

So what is it? Lycoperdon seems the obvious choice, given the proximity to obs. 74096. The gleba does seem rather gray for L. perlatum, but it is WA and odder things have happened. Given the abundance of obs. 74096 and the limited likelihood of a competitor fungus being allowed to grow on what likely is the same substrate, I go with Lycoperdon.

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