stump puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme

Summary 2

Lycoperdon pyriforme, commonly known as the pear-shaped puffball or stump puffball, is a saprobic fungus present throughout much of the world. Emerging in autumn, this puffball is common and abundant on decaying logs of both deciduous and coniferous wood. It is considered a choice edible when still immature and the inner flesh is white.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) John Plischke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/14833913
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoperdon_pyriforme

More Info

iNat Map