Common Name: Pear-Shaped Puffball
Scientific Name: Morganella pyriformis
Spore Print Color: brown/olive
Characteristics: as the common name suggests, small pear shaped fruiting body tan to brown, slightly rough outer texture, inside is white turning brown with age. This one also will develop a pore in the top for spore dispersal
Edibility: Edible, but ranked right with the other puffballs in my opinion. Not much taste.
Time of Year: Late Summer through Fall
Habitat: Growing on logs and stumps in deciduous woods. Sometimes more often than not, you'll find many of these in one location. I recall one log in 2004 that had hundreds of old, spent ones on one side while the other side of the log was packed with smaller, young ones.
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