"puffball" fungi

First Lastname username at candelo.dpie.gov.au
Fri Sep 29 01:07:28 EST 1995


Does anyone have any comment on the theory that "puffball" fungi
spread their spores by the action of raindrops striking them 
and forcing the spores out of the hole at the top?

Is this really a likely mechanism?  Is the action of wind a more
likely mechanism?

Dr Julian O'Dea
Canberra
Australia
jodea at mailhost.dpie.gov.au



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