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Puffballs

Bovista or Lycoperdon sp.?

Description:

Unsure of the species, but these are definitely puffballs. Well advanced in age, the hole is open and spores are being released. As younger specimens, they would probably have been white in colour. Only one small cluster found amongst ground ferns, leaf litter, and forest debis such as twigs and branches. These were found by the stump of a fallen tree. Surrounding trees mostly native Queensland Red Cedar, Bunya Pines, and smaller forest tree species. Area generally moist and well shaded.

Habitat:

Subtropical rainforest in Bunya Mountains National Park, southeast Queensland. Here's some info on the park - http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-...

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

A happy little family of six.

Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 22, 2014
Submitted on Aug 3, 2014

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