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Pearshaped puffball fungi I believe this is the correct ID, but not confident to identify species. Any advice most welcome.  Agaricales,Fall,Fungi,Geotagged,Lycoperdon pyriforme,Macro,North America,Pear-shaped Puffball,Pigskin Puffball,United States,pennsylvania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Seems to be growing on wood? It looks like a dead-ringer for Lycoperdon pyriforme.

    Pigskin puffballs (aka earthballs) grow on soil. When sliced in half, the inside is a black or dark purple color. Lycoperdon pyriforme has a white center.
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes, they were growing on wood. I shall change the title to Pear-shaped puffball then. Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago

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''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.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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Uploaded Jul 10, 2019. Captured Oct 18, 2015 14:54 in 453 Evergreen Dr, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm