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Desert Shaggy Mane mushroom, Podaxis pistillaris Growing in a desert landscape area Fall,Geotagged,Podaxis pistillaris,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Desert Shaggy Mane mushroom, Podaxis pistillaris

Growing in a desert landscape area

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"Podaxis pistillaris" is a very distinctive relative of the puffballs. It grows to 15 cm high and has a hard, woody stem. The large cap, which protects the blackish spore-bearing tissue, splits, and usually falls away at maturity, allowing the spores to be dispersed by wind.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by William Bodine
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By William Bodine

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Uploaded Oct 24, 2022. Captured Oct 24, 2022 08:42 in 933 N Lindsay Rd, Mesa, AZ 85213, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO1000
  • 105mm