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Bovista nigrescens Pers. (Brown Puffball, Brown Balloon)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Bovista nigrescens (Brown Puffball, Brown Balloon)

Bovista nigrescens may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(mushrooms, dapperlings and parasols)
(bovists, balloon fungi)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A medium-sized puffball (usually at least an inch in diameter) which is white when young becoming darker as it matures until the exoperidium (outer skin) flakes away exposing the brown endoperidium (inner skin). This then splits forming a slit or irregular opening through which the spores are released. The fruitbody may become loose at maturity and often blows some distance from where it grew. Widespread and common in many types of grassland including fertilised lawns.
British records 1125
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