Etymology: From Latin, “like a colander”
Previously known as:
Lycoperdon coliforme Dicks. (1776)
Geastrum coliformis (Dicks.) Pers. (1801)
Most sources indicate that this species is rare. It is the only species in the genus Myriostoma.
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UW-La Crosse Mycology