Observation 107896: Lycoperdon Pers.

When: 2012-08-31

Collection location: Norcross, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)

No specimen available


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this little guy
By: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)
2012-09-02 17:56:21 CDT (-0500)

was growing singularly on the edge of a asphalt parking lot, so I likely will not run into it again unless it’s by accident, elsewhere. also, I appended my observation to ‘could be’ bc I didn’t take a look at the eucapillitia or know to check for a diaphragm so I cant call it lycoperdon, thank you for the input!

Vascellum curtisii?
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-09-02 14:17:13 CDT (-0500)

Without a mature specimen to measure spores and take a close look at the Eucapillitia, how do you know that this is a Lycoperdon?
There is not a reference point in the photo, but this looks rather small. On the 5mm wide or tall small scale. If you had cut it cleanly in half, we could be able to see if there is/is not a diaphragm present. Lycoperdon does not have a diaphragm, however, Vascellum species often do.
Are there any more of these that you can find, of more mature qualities?
Cute little guy!