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Giant Puffball

Calvatia gigantea

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andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

Oh that's impossible, I took that picture in September 2010...

ShannonInCT
ShannonInCT 9 years ago

Hard to say from that photo. To aid in ID, you should dig up the mushroom and photo the whole thing as well as under the cap.

andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

Thanks! My mistake. Do you know what it might be?

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

I will agree with ShannoninCt on that. I get the giant puffballs in my yard in the fall. This is not, a giant puffball. I wish I could help with an id. The giant puffball I know, and will even eat. This one, I would not eat unless someone else could id it for me, and prove to me it is an edible mushroom.

ShannonInCT
ShannonInCT 9 years ago

Giant puffballs don't have stems like the mushroom in your photo has.

andrew.pitek
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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Sep 9, 2010
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