Observation 12253: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.

When: 2008-10-04

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Warty, white, brown inside and with some holes, found at the edge of birch woods.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-10 12:46:17 PDT (-0700)

the lycoperdons I have information about or descriptions of are basically L. perlatum and L. echinatum, the latter of which has very distinctive spine growth not apparent on this one. Smooth white puffballs I expect to be Bovista and Calvatia, and vice versa. Spiny to me suggests Lycoperdon.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-10 12:44:09 PDT (-0700)

it doesn’t have perlatum-warts, just tiny spines without the net pattern on the endoperidium, looks more like Lycoperdon molle or something.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-10 11:54:28 PDT (-0700)

It’s damaged; the warts have mostly fallen off. But it’s in an area that grows lots of L. perlatum and it doesn’t look like anything else, either.

No perlatum
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-09 08:53:56 PDT (-0700)

Not warty enough..

Created: 2008-10-09 04:36:57 PDT (-0700)
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