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Fruiting Bodies
Giant puffballs are easily recognized by their size and shape. Fresh specimens are typically brilliant white in color, but turn brown as they mature. They range in size from tennis ball size to soccer ball size and sometimes much larger. Giant puffballs are saprobes usually growing on the soil surface. Brown mature specimen in image.
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United States, Ohio, Ohio, United States


Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Hymenomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Langermannia
Subject: Langermannia gigantea (Batsch) Rostk.
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Image last updated:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013