Observation 32191: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.

When: 2010-01-17

Collection location: CYO McGucken Camp, Occidental, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were small, approx. 3 cm high, and growing in an open area on the ground.
The spores averaged about 4.0 microns and were very rough to minutely warted.
While they hadn’t been definitively identified at the Camp as of Sunday, they do appear to fit the description for Lycoperdon marginatum fairly well, especially the apparent peeling of the outer skin and the spore characteristics.
Based on conversations with more experienced “Lycoperdalephiles”, I’m changing the name of these to Lycoperdon perlatum.



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interesting collection.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-19 11:36:30 CST (-0500)

prob. not L. marginatum, which shows a WHITE spiculose covering that peels to olive brown (this shows a dark covering that seems to peel to a white inner peridium). L. perlatum can show these features, so I’d agree with your second guess. Did Stephanie take these home with her?

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