Observation 32323: Lycoperdon spp

When: 2010-01-21

Collection location: Coastal Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)

Specimen available

Yellow, olive tanish green, light in color. Roughened to smooth, globose, apedicellate, oil droplet present. Pedicels not present in water mounts.

Paracapillitium present and abundant, thin walled and thin width (no measureing device on scope), attenuate (tapered) to a round point, sinuous, septa not noticed.
Capilillitium straight, sinuous, thick walled, septate, golden brown in water mounts, Semi fragile to elastic, spores of various sizes (large and small pin holes in capillitial walls, not slit like).

Left with a reticulate areolate pattern after exo sloughs off. White/beige conical verrucae, encircled by shorter fine granular echinae.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:31 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘coastal marin county’ to ‘Coastal Marin Co., California, USA


Copyright © 2010 Stephanie Jarvis
Lycoperdon like puffball growing on wood.
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Persistent verrucae slowly sloughs off, leaving the smooth parchment like endoperidium behind.
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Experidium sloughing off, leaving areolate pattern and endoperidium (parchment like) beneath.
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Capillitial threads with globose almost smooth spores.
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Horribly blurry image of spores under oil. Again, no measuring device on my microscope, so I have no idea how big they are or what they compare to. They look pretty smooth, but they are certainly roughened when you play with the focus.

Proposed Names

54% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Collected by Ron Pastorino for SOMA Camp
Used references: Pegler D.N. et all. British Puffballs, Earthstars and Stinkhorns. Kew Publishing, 1995
Based on microscopic features: See notes below (how much data can I type here?)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Cross reference to earlier posting
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2010-01-21 17:16:10 EST (-0500)
http://mushroomobserver.org/32180?search_seq=1216157 At this point, I believe the general thought is that these may be a rather unusual form of Lycoperdon perlatum.

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