Name: Lycoperdon marginatum
Authority: Vittadini 1842
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 7/1/2013
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 152
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: 38.534
Longitude: -90.675
City: Wildwood
County: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Site location: Greensfelder County Park
Habitat: Hillside - wooded
Moisture conditions: Very moist
Substrate: Soil - rocky
Reference document: Mushrooms Demystified - 1979
Author:David Arora
ISBN No: 0-89815-912-3
Page no:694
Spore length: 4.5 - 3.5 microns
Spore width: 4.5 - 3.5 microns
Spore color: Yellowish brown
Spore texture: Smooth
Spore shape: Round
Spore print color: Olive brown
Chemical reaction: Not determined
The final determination was established by Dr. Methven - "The first two images (see the images displayed above) had me leaning toward Lycoperdon pulcherrimum but once I saw the manner in which the spines were peeling off in chunks I suspected you have Lycoperdon marginatum." Close examination by Dr. Methven in 2015 (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Lycoperdon marginatum. For further information on this species, not this exact specimen, go to Michael Kuo's website: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/lycoperdon_marginatum.html

Sorry, this website uses features that your browser doesn’t support. Upgrade to a newer version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge and you’ll be all set.