Observation 31264: Lycoperdon umbrinum Pers.

When: 2009-12-28

Collection location: Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-59% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on chemical features: foul odor
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: lack of spines > 1mm and no reticulate pattern post-spine-drop on fruit body (characters of nigrescens, a PNW puffball not documented here in CA).

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I agree.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-19 09:48:12 CDT (-0400)

Sounds like nigrescens has not been collected in CA, even tho it appears in the CA Fungi web-pages! Great photo by Fred Stevens, tho…very illustrative of this mushrooms unique characteristics…love the reticulation!

In fact, looking closer at other CA “nigrescens” sightings on MO, I suspect that none of them are nigrescens, either. See Daniel Wheeler’s photo here:

not nigrescens
By: Dennis Oliver
2010-05-19 06:19:42 CDT (-0400)

No spines are seen in any of the pictures. So not nigrescens. Try L. molle- L. umbrinum. See mykoweb discussion of Lycoperdon migrescens.

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