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Spiky brain puffball

Lycoperdon Pyriforme

Description:

About 40mm in diameter, spherical, dark and light brown tesselated patterns with an over layer of small spikes.

Habitat:

Growing on a large, wet mossy eucalyptus log in very dense rain forest. National park.

Notes:

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...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.36

Spotted on Jun 4, 2013
Submitted on Jun 5, 2013

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