When: 2007-11-21

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

large beautiful cluster of puffballs on old mossy rotten hardwood stump in moist deep hardwood valley
ST: some forked, ~20×20mm, paler but otherwise same as cap, constricted like a balloon to a narrow tough “root”
CAP: 20-35mm, round, umbonate, densely minutely textured, medium brown, peridium ~0.3-0.4mm thick white
FLESH: white, unchanging, v soft and spongy
SPORE: spore mass cottony deep olive, print yellowish brown
Growing on wood, and granular to smooth brown surface make this L. pyriforme.

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Lycoperdon pyriforme
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2007-11-24 15:44:26 CST (-0500)

Oops! Thanks, Darvin, that was a typo.

Lycoperdon pyriforme
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-11-24 14:04:26 CST (-0500)

Check out Lycoperdon pyriforme. All of Lycoperdon that grows on wood have been moved to the genus Morganella.