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Stump Puffballs

Lycoperdon pyriforme


Immature, pear-shaped fruiting bodies with white glebae (spore-bearing interiors) and white rhizomorphs. Rhizomorphs are cord-like strands of mycelia. Lycoperdon pyriforme is a saprobe that commonly fruits in autumn. It is also considered a choice edible when fresh.


Growing on a highly rotted piece of wood in a damp, shaded, partially wooded area in a back yard.

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Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.35, Long: -85.08

Spotted on Dec 1, 2017
Submitted on Dec 12, 2017

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