Pear-Shaped Puffball {Lycoperdon pyriforme}; has a stipe: NO gills/pores: dark olive-brown

Location Summary

Substrate: Decaying deciduous & coniferous logs
Range: Planetround

Identification Characteristics

Lycoperdon_pyriforme

Lycoperdon_pyriforme2

Spores: 3 to 4.5 µm. Round, smooth, & dark olive-brown in colour

Human Uses

Edibility: choice edible when still immature and the inner flesh is white.

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Bibliography:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoperdon_pyriformespecial thanks to the 2012 U.C. Berkeley Fungus Fair

Photos & Database Entry: Distance Everheart 1-14-14, 10-17-14

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