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Pedicel puffball or Lycoperdon caudatum grows to 2-5cm across and 3-6cm in height. Curiously it is covered in spines 1 to 2mm long single or converging at the tips and then gradually wearing off to leave a net like pattern. Quite Alien really but beautiful and really quite rare. Taken at the D&D meet in Laughton Woods last Sunday. The small one to the right is a Moss Aminita i believe, but i will be corrected if i am wrong.

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Title:Pedicel Puffball
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Uploaded:7 Nov 2009 - 9:28 AM
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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
7 Nov 2009 - 9:30 AM

Superb detail and tones

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2009 - 9:31 AM

great shot,
fish.

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Good shot.
scott

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Beautiful image indeed Glynn !

Chris

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Dave_Henderson
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7 Nov 2009 - 10:25 AM

Some nice light allowing the detail to show really well.

Rgds... Dave

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2009 - 10:46 AM

Cracking work Glynn. That little'n is a nice bonus.

Alan

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chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2009 - 10:48 AM

Lovely stuff I.G. that little one makes the frame for me.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2009 - 10:52 AM

Thank you Cornelia, Fish, Scott, Chris, Dave, Alan & Janet.
Comments are always welcome

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2009 - 11:50 AM

Excellent group and macro I.G.
I like the I.G one also Wink

~Alley~

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2009 - 3:18 PM

1 word outstanding Glynn
Superb and that smaller one just makes this
Great work
Richard

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2009 - 4:26 PM

Thanks Alison

WOW Richard, thank you very much really do appreciate the comments and award. Cheers

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Silverzone
7 Nov 2009 - 4:43 PM

I'm really enjoying the emergence of all these fungi. Sylvia

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 9:59 AM

Very worthy EC, congratulations Glynn

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paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 12:03 PM

Wow, fantastic detail and the little one to the rightt really makes a difference to this. Paul

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8 Nov 2009 - 4:09 PM

Cool...well done I.G Smile

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 4:13 PM

A big congrats on the EC .....I.G Smile Smile Smile


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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 4:51 PM

Thanks all very much appreciated

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8 Nov 2009 - 5:00 PM

Congrats on the EC well deserved

Dave

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maratsuikka
8 Nov 2009 - 5:17 PM

S
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Best i seen...

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MalcolmS e2 Member 91107 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 6:51 PM

Great close up details Glynn

Malcolm

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 6:55 PM

Cheers Dave, Mara & Malcolm much appreciated all

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wyatturp  9 England
8 Nov 2009 - 7:50 PM

Thanks Doug you aint missed much my friend

Got that wrong,great picturesSmile

Doug

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LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 7:53 PM

The master does it again, really cracker this Glynn contrats on the badge think there may be another come Monday

LesF

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 7:58 PM

Thanks Doug - PMSL mate
Thanks Les

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2009 - 7:59 PM

Stunning detail - love the little on with the water droplet.
Brian.

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 5:42 AM

Superb one of the best images of this type this year.
Tom.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 8:55 AM

Cheers Brian
Cheers Tom

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9 Nov 2009 - 9:59 AM

Congrats on the POTW.

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LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 10:22 AM


Quote: think there may be another come Monday


Congratulations Glynn on POTW this is so well deserved as you have put a lot of work into these shots, well done really pleased for you.

LesF

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davidcollins
9 Nov 2009 - 10:23 AM

a very good shot well done on both the ec and potw.

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 10:52 AM

WOW cant believe it.
Thanks to all EPZ members who have help me achieve POTW, you know who you are.
Really made up many thanks to all EPZ members for your help, guidence and inspiration over the years.
Glynn

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Benas  5 Poland
9 Nov 2009 - 11:07 AM

excellent shot,

Pawel

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AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 11:11 AM

Congrats on getting POTW I.G....You have worked very hard and all your efforts have paid off.
I am so pleased for you Smile Smile Smile

ATB


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wyatturp  9 England
9 Nov 2009 - 11:30 AM

WELL DONE THAT MAN SmileSmile DO NOT MISS THISSmile

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 12:26 PM

Congrats Glynn. A very deserving image.

Alan

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kishanm14  6 India
9 Nov 2009 - 3:29 PM

Great macro work.

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 5:10 PM

Many congtaulations on POTW Glynn
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jonah794  51723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 5:22 PM

Excellent shot!
Congrats on the awards Smile
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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 5:46 PM

Thanks Pawel, Alison, Doug, Alan, Kishan, Richard & Jonah
Much appreciated as always.
Glynn

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chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 6:04 PM

I.G,you have worked so hard for this award,I'm soooo pleased for you.
I gotta say it.....
....smooooooshies.... Smile

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2009 - 9:00 PM

Thanks Janet

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exposure e2 Member 101763 forum postsexposure vcard England
10 Nov 2009 - 9:53 PM

Beautiful detail and light Glynn and a big congratulations on your E C and Photo of the week Brilliant
Pauline.

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Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2009 - 10:45 PM

Hey Glynn, congratulations amigo!! A whole row of red & blue buttons Smile

A beautifully arranged and lit image!

Well done mate!

Cheers, Goggz

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 1:18 PM

Thanks Pauline & Pete
Very much appreciated
Glynn

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11 Nov 2009 - 5:22 PM

absolutely love this shot, detail n warmth of shot is excellent, good work

chris

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Leif  9722 forum posts
11 Nov 2009 - 6:36 PM

How did you conclude that it is L. caudatum? That species is exceptionally rare, and there are no confirmed records for England. It does not match the description in British Puffballs, Earthstars and Stinkhorns by Pegler et al. and I think that what you have is L. perlatum.

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 9:21 PM

Leif,
Good question please let me answer.
This species differs from the Common, dusky, stump etc visually by the remnents of the puffball as it leaves a net like pattern as this did and more common balls do not. Also, its size is a major governing factor with this species as it reaches maturity at 3 to 6cm in height, the others in the genus are larger. The long stalk is a give away too at maturity and the fact that it is found in Northern Europe and Scotland and England.
L. Perlatum 2.5cm to 7cm across and up to 9cm in height which my specimen i believe was not, but stand to be corrected.
I have told a university collegue the locatuion of this specimen for verification and infomation purposes and i am also aware that it is on the Red data list.
Can i just add that it is nice to get a comment that is constructive in a different way and for that i thank you.
Regards
Glynn.

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Leif  9722 forum posts
11 Nov 2009 - 10:11 PM

Glynn, many puffballs, including L. perlatum have a network pattern when the spines drop away and L. perlatum is not always a large species. You can see some examples here:

link

(Sorry to self publicise, but the photos do at least show the features clearly.) According to Pegler et al, L. caudatum has cream to yellow convergent spines, whereas those on your specimens are pyrimidal. Anyway, it is a pity you did not collect a mature specimen, as someone could have checked it under the microscope. I would be happy to oblige. Only the spore mass needs examining, at least as a first check.

By the way, you've done a good job of photographing them.

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 10:45 PM


Quote: Sorry to self publicise

Please do i am all for it.

Quote: it is a pity you did not collect a mature specimen

I know. When i showed my image to a colleague,one of the questions was "have you got it " or similar - says it all really
Anyway i would like to think it is, but, have learned a lesson and when i am next in this location be assured that if i find a similar specimen,you and i can have a look under the scope over a pint or two and i hope you will take me up on this offer Smile
Regards

P.S.
Glynn
Quote: By the way, you've done a good job of photographing them

Thank you. do i get a click Smile

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12 Nov 2009 - 2:16 PM

Many congrats Glynn such well deserving of all the awards Smile

gill

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Twiff  9 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 - 9:35 PM

Stunning image, just love it.

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18 Nov 2009 - 11:17 PM

Good job on the POTW Wink

Ant.

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lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
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stunning macro shot!

Fred Grin

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