Fungi forum: Edible or Poisonous

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Pearl
Jun 13, 2015 2:08 PM CST
Does anyone know if this is safe? We're in Northwest Florida; had so much rain and would like to know if this is a truffle or not.
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wildflowers
Jun 27, 2015 7:38 AM CST
Can't say for sure but that looks like a mushroom we call a 'puffball'. If you happen to step on a ripe one, it will puff out smoke of brown spores everywhere.
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geter
Jun 30, 2015 7:19 AM CST
Can you take a spore print? What kind of tree was it growing with?
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Swayback
Jul 1, 2015 1:25 AM CST
Not edible!
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Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Jul 1, 2015 1:31 AM CST
An edible puffball will be white and have no texture difference inside, solid white puff!
Edible puffballs that are too far gone will be dark inside, these are viable spores.
There's poisonous puffballs that are hard on the outside and dark inside, usually purple.

Most truffles will be fully underground, usually several inches, where it's more consisaby moist.
The only truffle I've found are pecan truffles, they have a very unusual texture, on the outside and within.
If squeezed they will crush and crumble, revealing a brain like texture within. There's many types of truffles, but I don't think that's one of them.
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