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Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps
    #11386416 - 11/04/09 08:30 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I have been seeing these all over rotting logs in southern WI the last few days, and when I squeeze them they shoot out purplish spore all over. Anyone know what they are?



Also thought some of you might find this interesting, found this Cordyceps today that are parasitic on species of Elaphomyces buried just below the surface.



Thanks.


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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: Necturus]
    #11386420 - 11/04/09 08:31 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

like that second shot :thumbup:


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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: dicky21]
    #11386439 - 11/04/09 08:34 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Your puffball is Lycoperdon epidendrum.

Awesome Cordyceps!

Did you get more pics of it?  And the truffle it was growing on?


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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: dicky21]
    #11386448 - 11/04/09 08:35 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Cool Cordyceps! Were they growing under oak? Did you dig up the host? I found one of these this year but failed to recognize it until I got home.:thumbup:


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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: Bobzimmer]
    #11386509 - 11/04/09 08:43 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks Alan, I thought it was a puffball but it wasn't keying out in for me, I guess I know why now, Lycoperdon epidendrum is not in Mushroom's Demystified.

Being a noob, I didn't realize what it was until I got home, I might go back out tomorrow to get better photos, yeah there were a lot of oaks around.

Thanks everyone.


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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: Necturus]
    #11386519 - 11/04/09 08:45 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I meant Lycogala epidendrum.


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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11386542 - 11/04/09 08:47 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Ahh, that makes sense.

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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: Necturus]
    #11386711 - 11/04/09 09:03 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

awesome shots!


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Re: Small puffball(?) growing on wood in WI and bonus Cordyceps [Re: Necturus]
    #11386786 - 11/04/09 09:12 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

It seems you and I both suffer from CMS. At least I do anyway!:lol:


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