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  • German
    • Stäublings-Schleimpilz
  • English
    • False Puffball
  • Scientific Names
    • Reticularia lycoperdon
    • Enteridium lycoperdon
  • Finnish
    • silkkityynynen

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

greenschist

Date

January 7, 2017 04:59 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on pine stump.

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Date

December 4, 2016 02:28 PM EST

Description

Extremely hard. Found in a group of 3 growing on tree stump.

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

evan-was-here

Date

November 9, 2016 02:59 AM EST

Description

Reticularia lycoperdon is a slime mold which in its reproductive aethelial stage first appears as a swelling white lump, before turning brown and releasing spores. It is found living on dead wood.

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

damontighe

Date

November 26, 2016 02:32 PM PST

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

e-aus-kanada

Date

September 23, 2016 05:13 PM ADT

Description

Not 100% sure. Fairly new to slime molds, but this looks like a good fit.

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 19, 2016

Description

About 1" long, on oak log. Looked just like a nudibranch :-)

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

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pihlaviita

Date

September 27, 2016 05:01 PM EEST

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

September 26, 2016 04:13 PM PDT

Description

on Eucalyptus botryoides

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False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

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leptonia

Date

January 24, 2015

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

zooga1961

Date

April 16, 2016 10:51 AM CDT

Description

Slime mold

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

catchang

Date

June 11, 2016 12:33 PM MST

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What

False Puffball Reticularia lycoperdon

Observer

bjwilkinson1633

Date

May 29, 2016

Description

Two large white masses at the top of a dead Monterey pine tree in an open space at the top of Valley Steps which match the descriptions of Enteridium lycoperdon. This morning, one had burst and showed they cocoa powder-like insides mostly blown away leaving the spore print. Another large mass had formed below the first two. The sizes were about 8-10 inches square.

For more than a year, I have noticed small buttons of similar masses scattered over the trunk.

Two more masses have appeared, dried out and broken open to expose the mass of brown spores. The third was larger and drooped from the weight. The fourth was smaller and about 3-4 inches across and about 5 inches down as it drooped from the weight.

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