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Granular Puffball

   The Granular Puffball, Arachnion album (Arachniaceae, Lycoperdales), is a small, white to buff colored puffball, that disintegrates at maturity and contains a spore mass of grayish particles (gleba) that is solid at first and become powdery as the spores mature.   This mushroom generally measures 3/8-3/4" in width and are most commonly roundish or with a pointed base with a small, tough, rootlike structure that is smooth, dull white that become buff in color at maturity with no apparent gills.   The spore mass is pure white, that become grayish or browinsh-olive in color at maturiey.   The spores measure 4-5.5x3-4.5 microns when viewed under a microscope and are short, elliptical in shape, smooth in apparance, and brownish in color.   This species is mostly seen from June through September on the ground in grass or sandy soil, under trees, and in flower beds.   This species of mushroom has not been proven harmful and is a choice edible when young.


  This mushroom has a range found mostly in the Eastern United States, especially in the SouthEastern regions.


Cost :

Spore Prints :
Item # grp01: One Spore Print, $15.00 including shipping
Item # grp02: Two Spore Prints, $25.00 including shipping


Payment can be made through PayPal or by Money Order.   All payments must be in U.S. Dollars.   Once payment has been made, shippment will be made the next day, depending on availability of the item, and the day payment is made.   If the following day is a Holiday or Sunday then shippment will be the next normal work day.   If we are temporarily out of a particular species, you will be immediately notified of the proposed date we expect availability and an immediate refund can be made if you do not desire to wait for us to obtain the species.   Please feel free to email us anytime with questions or inquiries at SMR



This page was last updated on 20 September, 2004

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