Observation 21088: Lycoperdon purpurascens Berk. & M.A. Curtis

I found these what appear to be (deflated puff balls of some description) residing in the soil still remaining on a recently fallen softwood. There were a large number growing closely together in the area where the soil existed. They were all about 15mm in length. I also turned one over for viewing.(43664).
(In one of the images it appears that they have a wood like stipe or are attached to the ends of broken roots.(43663). I have only included these images for interest. I thought they may have been nematodes at first but there seems to be some indications that they were puff balls. I did find some puff balls later in the day that were better formed . I will load them later.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:35 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Comboyne Mountain Nature Reserve’ to ‘Nature Reserve near Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia’


Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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