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Rounded Earthstar - Geartrum saccatum
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Gem-studded Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum


Gem-studded Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum
Edibility: Good
Habitat: Single to scattered or clustered, in open woods, along roads, on ground in urban areas
Range: Widely distributed in North America.
Season: July-October
Spore Color: White
Mushroom Shape: Funnel like Mushrooms
Lookalikes: N/A
Description: White, round to turban-.shaped mushroom with detachable. conical spines, developing pore at top; interior white, becoming greenish-brown. F Mushroom: (2.5-6 cm) wide, (3-7.5 cm) high; usually round to turban-shaped with somewhat elongated, stalklike base; covered with long and short spines, long ones readily breaking off and leaving distinct marks on surface; opening by pore at top; white, becoming buff. Spore mass white, becoming green-tinged ochre- brown. Sterile base sometimes elongated, stalklike, persistent. Spores: 3.5-4.5 u; round, minutely warted, olive-brownish.
Keywords: Gem-studded, Puffball
Date: 06.04.2003 11:05
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Added by: Psynaut

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Join Date: 13.03.2002
Comments: 21
L. gemmatum

Formerly called L. gemmatum. This species is easy to recognize: any puffball that could be confused with it has purplish-brown spores. It is a choice edible if, when cut in half, it has undifferentiated white flesh.
06.04.2003 11:07

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