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Observation 10810: Lycoperdon Pers.

When: 2008-08-24

Collection location: Penobscot Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Four little puffballs at the foot of an oak in Bangor, ME.


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Lycoperdon molle?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-10 06:03:12 CDT (-0400)

If above, gleba should show rays extending outward from a stem-like extension continuing into the gleba. Schalkwijk-Barendsen notes it she collected it July 19, 1983 at Chambers Creek, Alberta, Canada. Without seeing bisected specimen, this must remain an educated guess. Peridium is described as “… a beautiful regular pattern of short gray-brown spines on a lighter background.” This specimen is very young (the white gleba) so the spines probably have not developed yet.