Peeling Puffball Lycoperdon marginatum Vittadini  

Status:

On ground in oak or pine forests or grassy areas of nutrient poor soil. Fruiting body covered with small clusters of spines, each tapering to a point. Spores: White when young, olive-brown in maturity (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Description:

The exoperidium flakes off when mature (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Peeling Puffball in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Peeling Puffball in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Peeling Puffball in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/20/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Peeling Puffball (mature fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/17/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Peeling Puffball spores in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2016). Round, slightly roughened, light brown; measured 3.5-4.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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