L. pyriforme most commonly grows on some form of wood, whether directly on a rotting log or in soil that has woody remnants underneath the soil surface.  It has also been observed to grow in areas with sufficiently large collections of sawdust.  For more about why this organism utilizes wood as a substrate refer to the nutrition page.


photo from anemoneprojectors on flickr.com                     photo by Travis S. on flickr.com

The Agaricales order is a little less specific with regards to locations that allow for growth.  While many members also grow in or around woody substrates, many inhabit grassy type areas such as parries and marshes.


 above: photo by Daniel Goude on flickr.com

 left: photo by SeabrookeLeckie.com on flickr.com



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