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Yellow stalked puffball

Calostoma lutescens


Interesting fungi I found in the woods. They felt rubbery. White spores shot out when I squeezed the one that wasn't already burst.

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Stalked puffballs
Calostoma lutescens File:Calostoma lutescens 73334.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Don't know about your neckofthewoods but they would be unusual here. We don't have them at all. I've been hoping to find an similar Aussie species for years now though (with no luck). This species is much more colorful than ours but structurally the same. Envy!

GraceWhite 5 years ago

Thank you Mark! Are they unusual? I've never seen one before, but maybe I just wasn't looking.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

What a great find.

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 16, 2015
Submitted on Mar 16, 2015

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