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Calvatia excipuliformis

Pestle-Shaped Puffball

Family Lycoperdaceae


Potentially Edible
White when young, turning brown with age. Pestle-shaped outer shell with small spines or warts.

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Description

Mushroom: 15 cm (6") tall and 10 cm (4") wide. Pestle-shaped. Small spines and warts on outer shell. White turning brown with age.

Flesh: Brittle

Spore print: Dark brown

Mushroom (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Mushroom



Mushroom (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Mushroom



Habitat and Range

On forest floor, especially near Oak. Throughout North America.

Season

September- November.

Comments:

Edible when young.

 

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