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About 40mm in diameter, spherical, dark and light brown tesselated patterns with an over layer of small spikes.
Growing on a large, wet mossy eucalyptus log in very dense rain forest. National park.
Apparently these were used for food by the indigenous people of the area. They are edible if the spores have not started to form. The smell was so strong that I couldn't imagine tasting it. There are 169 species in Aust. so I am yet to check for species.... stay tuned. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn%3Alsid... Morganella pyriformis is an older synonym for Lycoperdon pyriforme. http://sportsmancreek.org/index.php/2010...