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Lycoperdon perlatum

Lycoperdon perlatum

Description:

These ones about 40mm.

Habitat:

In grasses on very sandy soil

Notes:

Also called common puffball, warted puffball, gem-studded puffball or devil's snuff-box.

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9 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Incredible!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/113...
Here is mine. It looked better before editing. it was a pure white. In a vegetable patch along with another one 2 ft away. This mushroom did not have a stalk.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

..thanks CRE. I think I liked the geometry. It reminded me of a maths class seesion on circles.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

@Emma ..also, to make things worse with fungii, probably 98% of species just don't have a common name.. so I prefer this consistent approach. Have you uploaded yours? I'd love to see it.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

Well Emma therein lies the problem with common names. There are probably at least 1000 species around the world that get called puffball rendering the common name useless if not a total ambiguation. This is especially true with fungii. For this reason if there are common names I always try to list them in the notes (as per the 4 above). A search under organisms still reveals the spotting. I prefer to see the accurate scientific name when reviewing my collection so that I get to remember it.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Argy,wouldn't the common name for this be Puffball?
I found one . It is not stalked. I am looking at your spotting to see if I can ID mine.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

Thanks Leanne .

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 2 years ago

Perfectly beautiful.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -38.58, Long: 145.51

Spotted on May 21, 2012
Submitted on May 23, 2012

Spotted for missions

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