Giant Puffball

Calvatia gigantea

Subject A

Date: September 5, 2020
Location: Monkton, VT

September 5, 2020

Observation Last Observation: Measurements:
First 58.5cm CIRC

"Woah, is that a soccer ball?"

Nope, that is a giant puffball. Just having passed through a section of the forest with a very limited amount of mushrooms, I was overcome with excitement when glancing off the trail to see this large white object.

A circumference of 58.5cm

Certainly the largest puffball that I have seen to date — although after researching giant puffballs this particular puffball is on the smaller side.

More commonly found puffballs are the Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)) and the Gem-Studded Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).