A trio fruiting in grass at the edge of an asphalt driveway, residential area. Largest specimen: 1.5 cm. across with tiny sterile base. Spines fused at their tips. Interior white then becoming yellowish with age.


Copyright © 2018 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2018 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2018 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2018 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2018 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2018 Judi Thomas

Proposed Names

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Used references: Kuo’s “Mushrooms of the Midwest”
77% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: The Lycoperdaceae of California.

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Steph, I just checked the MO observations
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2018-10-22 15:52:12 CDT (-0500)

for both Lycoperdon curtisii and Vascellum curtisii and see they are about evenly split. Even some recent posts are using the genus Lycoperdon. Do you know what’s up with that?

I guess Kuo’s 2014 book is
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2018-10-22 15:35:22 CDT (-0500)

a little outdated, where he states these names are synonymous. I just checked his website and see no mention of that. Thanks for the update.

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