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Observation 11650: Lycoperdon Pers.

When: 2008-09-28

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

61% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Used references: Aurora, p. 694, under L. pulcherrimum. Something about this photo reminds me of echidna (Spiny headhog). The spines are curved, not straight, like tiny hooks. The key to this is spine formation. I do not see the fusing of spines which would indicate L. pulcherrimum, which should have straight spines (at least according to Aurora).

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