Observation 34769: Lycoperdon Pers.

When: 2009-08-07

Collection location: NW Cobb Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: thall

No specimen available


Proposed Names

-34% (4)
Recognized by sight
78% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Thanks Tatiana and Dimitar …
By: thall
2010-03-19 16:17:24 MDT (-0600)

… for the information (more helpful than simply rejecting) — I will investigate further.

Lycoperdon sp.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-03-18 13:53:57 MDT (-0600)

As correctly observed by others, not L. perlatum because the hair-like structure of the spines. There are a number of other Lycoperdon with that feature, starting with L. molle. Since the material is from Georgia (USA) I wouldn’t think it is prudent to put a species name unless someone is locally very familiar with the puffballs of the SE USA.


didn’t vote but the spines seem different
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2010-03-18 13:34:43 MDT (-0600)

from what’s my idea of a typical L. perlatum – they’re thinner, “hairlike” and their tips appear to be “glued” together (sorry for being too metaphorical), while spines of L. perlatum are conical to blunt conical (larger ones surrounded by smaller ones) and produce the typical “studded” impression (hence the name)

Any specific comments…
By: thall
2010-03-18 12:22:41 MDT (-0600)

… as to why this would not likely be Lycoperdon perlatum?