Species: Morganella compacta (G. Cunn.) Kreisel & Dring (1967) [1966] Go Back
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Description:
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Previously known as Lycoperdon compactum. This small puffball is found on wood and, when immature, is covered in large black scales which weather off, leaving a darker reticular pattern over the fruiting body.   
Common name: None
Found: Native forest
Substrate: Wood
Spore: ?
Height: 30 mm
Width: 30 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: Yes when young
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Macro images:
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Morganella compactaScale bar  
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 Scale = 5 mm.
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Morganella compactaScale bar  
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As this fungi ages it looses its scales leaving this wonderful reticulated patenScale = 5 mm.
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Morganella compactaScale bar  
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  Scale = 5 mm.
Morganella compactaScale bar  
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  Scale = 5 mm.
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Morganella compactaScale bar  
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Young fruiting body's showing the large black scales. Scale = 8 mm.
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