Mushroom puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

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Well, this mushroom, when it matures goes puuuffff, but when very young, quite tasty.

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Comments (16)

lana maria miranda on October 22, 2010

Algum deles, é comestíveis? Eu nunca vi tantas variedades.... de cores ... texturas ...e.... talvez, sabores...

Like too

I love mushrooms, and these are looking really tasty!!


Kind regards from Greece,


akbarpoor on October 22, 2010

nice photo/like

Ice Box on October 22, 2010

Beautiful shot. I like (5) it!

Tomros on October 23, 2010

Hello Kostas, akbarpoor,and Icebox Thanks for visit and L.


Beth Costa on October 23, 2010

Bonitos estes. São bem comuns aqui para nós. Um belo trabalho o seu! Like 6 com meus cumprimentos!

ekaakini on October 23, 2010

are these the ones that, when you step on them, spit out some venomous gray-black powder? mmmm....deadly stuff :(

Tomros on October 24, 2010

Hello Beth and Monika,

Thanks for visit, comments and Likes.

Monika, yes these are the ones, but deadly?? This is how they procreate! Wondering now, what the mushrooms think of our method of procreation. ;-)

Tomas from Toronto

a3a35919 on December 14, 2010

Love your shroom series, I have a bunch too, soo it will be time here to go out and find some new species ... they love BC.


Tomros on March 7, 2011

Hello Danny,

Thanks for the visit, compliment.

I would love to hunt in BC. However the best mashrooming I have done in Nova Scotia, but it was en exceptional year!

Regards, Tomas in Toronto

odeveld on August 13, 2011

It's nice to see Tomas, we have just the same in Belgium! Like! Kind regards, Odeveld

Nadia Kushnir on October 19, 2011

Very nice collection!!!

Tomros on October 19, 2011

Nadia, did you collect any while you were here??

I am going again on this Friday! I freeze some for winter not only in my camera, but also for eating later!

Antoine Jasser on June 2, 2013

It looks like a bird's nest!!!
Great catch!!!
L 10

Shain Paiment on February 2, 2014

excellent macro F+L

Konjuh 108 on March 25

Like turtle nest.

All the best, Slavko

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 22, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE20,X15,C25
    • Taken on 2010/09/21 13:11:25
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash