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Giant Puffball

Calvatia gigantea

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andrew.pitek 9 years ago

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

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 9 years ago

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

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 9 years ago

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

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