giant puffball, Langermannia gigantea  (Agaricales: Agaricaceae) - 5493731

giant puffball
Langermannia gigantea (Batsch) Rostk.

Descriptor: Fruiting Bodies
Description: 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.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States, Ohio, Ohio, United States

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Specimen in collection: No
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Name: Curtis E. Young
Organization: The Ohio State University
Country: United States

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Image Number: 5493731

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Image uploaded on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Image Information last updated on Wednesday, May 01, 2013