Lycoperdon excipuliforme
(Scop.) Schaeff. (1774)
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Description:
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A large introduced species found under oak trees, with only records in the North Island. It starts out white, covered in small scales that weather off, going brown as the spores mature, at which point the top disintegrates, releasing them. Sometimes it is found with only its sterile stalk leaft.
Common name: Pestle-shaped Puffball
Found: Exotic forest (Oaks)
Substrate: Forest floor
Spore: Olive brown
Height: 110 mm
Width: 60 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: Yes when young and firm.
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Macro images:
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CalLycoperdon excipuliforme
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PPD 81200    Scale= 12 mm.
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Lycoperdon excipuliforme
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Scale= 12 mm.
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Lycoperdon excipuliforme
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Scale= 12 mm.
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Lycoperdon excipuliforme
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Scale= 15 mm.
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Hidden Forest
Forest Fungi