When: 2009-10-25

Collection location: Hawn State Park, Sainte Genevieve Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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-61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Growing from a cone. (fir?)
53% (3)
Recognized by sight

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-10-28 18:19:17 CST (-0500)

The cone is where it fruited but is not an obligate host…

As I have noticed on another recent post,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-10-28 18:14:12 CST (-0500)

Lycoperdon pyriforme has now been put into Morganella. I gather that all wood inhabiting puffballs have been placed into this genus…?

Morganella is the only puffball that grows from wood (or cone, in this case).
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-27 17:32:06 CST (-0500)

they also have finely spiculose caps, a feature that can be seen in your photo.

Growing from a cone?
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-27 14:16:57 CST (-0500)

It was not attached to the ground by any mycelia that I could tell…so it looks like the cone is the host.

Is it really
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-27 12:54:18 CST (-0500)

growing from a cone, isn’t it just embedding it on the way up?

Not fir
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-27 12:26:15 CST (-0500)