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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeff.

Lycoperdon pyriforme – Pear-shaped Puffball

Synonyms: Lycoperdon oviforme, Lycoperdon proteus, Lycoperdon saccatum, Lycoperdon serotinum, Morganella pyriforme, Morganella pyriformis, Utraria pyriformis.

Common names: Pear-shaped Puffball, stump puffball.

Extract from Wikipedia article: 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.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a rotten tree on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a rotten tree on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2013
Location on maps1618 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Masses of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkMasses of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2013
Location on maps1618 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2013
Location on mapsFarm to Market Road 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Clusters of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkClusters of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2013
Location on mapsFarm to Market Road 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Close up of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkClose up of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2013
Location on mapsFarm to Market Road 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on frying pan collected from a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on frying pan collected from a tree log on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. College Station, Texas, November 10, 2013
Dry pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Huntsville Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-28.htm">December 28, 2013</A>
LinkDry pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Huntsville Park. Texas, December 28, 2013
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Sam Houston National Forest, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Mature pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Huntsville Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-28.htm">December 28, 2013</A>
LinkMature pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Huntsville Park. Texas, December 28, 2013
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Sam Houston National Forest, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Dry brown pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Huntsville Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-28.htm">December 28, 2013</A>
LinkDry brown pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Huntsville Park. Texas, December 28, 2013
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Sam Houston National Forest, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on rotten wood on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-20.htm">December 20, 2017</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on rotten wood on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 20, 2017
Location on maps1101 Williams Creek Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a fallen tree on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-20.htm">December 20, 2017</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a fallen tree on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 20, 2017
Location on maps1101 Williams Creek Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Close up of pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-20.htm">December 20, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 20, 2017
Location on maps1101 Williams Creek Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-25.htm">December 25, 2017</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 25, 2017
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushroom (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-01.htm">March 1, 2018</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushroom (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, March 1, 2018
Location on maps1101 Williams Creek Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Last year pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-01.htm">March 1, 2018</A>
LinkLast year pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, March 1, 2018
Location on maps1101 Williams Creek Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-28.htm">October 28, 2018</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 28, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Immature pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-30.htm">October 30, 2018</A>
LinkImmature pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 30, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-06.htm">November 6, 2018</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 6, 2018
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-06.htm">November 6, 2018</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 6, 2018
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on rotting oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-06.htm">November 6, 2018</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on rotting oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 6, 2018
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Masses of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) near Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-06.htm">November 6, 2018</A>
LinkMasses of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) near Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 6, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Masses of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a downed oak near Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-06.htm">November 6, 2018</A>
LinkMasses of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a downed oak near Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 6, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-10.htm">November 10, 2018</A>
LinkStump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2018
Location on mapsKirby Nature Trail, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Mature pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-22.htm">November 22, 2018</A>
LinkMature pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 22, 2018
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-18.htm">November 18, 2019</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, November 18, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a fallen oak on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-18.htm">November 18, 2019</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a fallen oak on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, November 18, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-27.htm">November 27, 2019</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on an oak log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Monrgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-01.htm">December 1, 2019</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on an oak log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Monrgomery. Texas, December 1, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on Stubblefield section of Lone Star hiking trail north from Trailhead No. 6 in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-16.htm">February 16, 2020</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on Stubblefield section of Lone Star hiking trail north from Trailhead No. 6 in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, February 16, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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