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Stump Puffballs

Lycoperdon pyriforme


Spherical to club-shaped fungi with tapered bases that are covered in small white spines. The inner glebae (spore masses) are pure white and a marshmallowy texture. Lycoperdon pyriforme is a saprobe that commonly fruits in autumn. It is also considered a choice edible when fresh.


Growing on a highly decayed log in a dense mixed hardwood/pine forest.


My husband and I cooked these immature puffballs up for an evening snack! Absolutely delicious!

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Nov 11, 2017
Submitted on Nov 13, 2017

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