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Spiny Puffball

Description:

Large (bigger than my fist) mushroom found in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Habitat:

Montane.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Simone E.
Simone E. 8 years ago
Spiny Puffball
Lycoperdon echinatum Lycoperdon echinatum


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3 Comments

AllenArthurDuggan
AllenArthurDuggan 8 years ago

When these are young, you can eat them! Great in spaghetti I am told after cleaning and sauteed...

Shuriken
Shuriken 8 years ago

Thank you! I'll have to add the info to it! :)

Simone E.
Simone E. 8 years ago

I think this is a mature Spiny Puffball. The spines slough off in age, revealing a somewhat net-like or reticulated surface. In young they are white, but as the puffball ages, it turns brown and the flesh turn powdery. Matures develop a hole at the top through which spores are released.

Kay Sully
Spotted by
Kay Sully

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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