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Common puffball

Lycoperdon perlatum

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Common puffball
Lycoperdon perlatum


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Liz113
Liz113 9 years ago

Hi and thanks! I'm pretty sure it was a puffball because right next to it was a puffball in a more mature stage releasing spores. I didn't realize puffballs looked this way in this stage. I thought the spikes seemed unusual; it almost looks like a golf ball.

patty
patty 9 years ago

Nice spotting and picture. At the beginning I thought it belonged to the Lycoperdon curtisii family because of the sort of spikes; we call them "hongo erizo" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoperdon_...) but Shannon is probably right because of its very round shape and also I am just curious and don´t know. Just commenting...in case we see a lycoperdon curtisii in the future =). Greetings

Liz113
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Liz113

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

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