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Purple-spored Puffball

Calvatia cyathiformis

Description:

You can see the purple-brown spores in the first photo. Unlike some puffballs that have a little opening at the top to release spores, these break apart to release them. The second photo shows a very mature one before releasing its spores. You can see a photo of the fresh one I spotted the week before here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/597...

Habitat:

Grassy area at a transfer site


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Maine, USA

Lat: 43.59, Long: -70.24

Spotted on Oct 8, 2018
Submitted on Nov 18, 2018

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