Please do not re-click a link while waiting for a page to load. (It’s slower and degrades site speed for all users.)
To get images for machine learning, see MO Images for Machine Learning

Observation 12802: Lycoperdon Pers.

When: 2008-10-16

Collection location: Charles Sprague Wayside, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

These puffballs were growing directly from a well-rotting Bigleaf maple trunk which was still alive, but barely. The puffballs formed a cluster near the bottom portion of the trunk. There is a distinctive, pinched basal stem area, and the peridium looks pinkish, with myriad cracks showing white underneath. The gleba, however, is dark brown and produces quantities of spores with each raindrop. I see no indications of spines or ornamentation on the peridium. One photo is of the back of the bark section the puffballs were growing on, showing the strong, ropey rhizomorphs which attached the puffball to the trunk.


Proposed Names

86% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
No one has commented yet.