|Copyright: Tanja Almazan (sily)
|Date Taken: 2006-09|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 14:34|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Young puffball, only 1cm wide.
Lycoperdon perlatum is widely distributed and easily recognized, despite the fact that it is very variable in appearance. It grows on the ground, which helps separate it from Morganella pyriformis, which grows on wood. It has a fairly substantial stem, which makes the shape of the mushroom rather like an inverted pear. And, when young and fresh, it is covered with tiny spines. The spines often rub off by maturity, but they usually leave little scars where they were attached.
Saprobic; growing alone, scattered, gregariously, or in clusters; in woods under hardwoods or conifers, but also common along roadsides and in urban settings; rarely on very decayed wood; summer and fall in temperate regions.
Like many other puffballs, Lycoperdon perlatum is edible when young and fresh. The flesh of young specimens is white and fairly firm; do not eat any specimens in which the flesh has begun to turn yellow or brownish.
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Good simple image.
- [2006-10-14 14:38]
I like this charming and excellent detailed shot. Its sharpness and clear rich paints are amazing. Perfect done and TFS.