Lycoperdon echinatum Pers.
(spiny puffball, hedgehog puffball)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesLycoperdon echinatum (spiny puffball, hedgehog puffball)
GenusLycoperdon (puffballs)
FamilyAGARICACEAE (mushrooms, dapperlings and parasols, agaric)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Lycoperdon echinatum (Spiny Puffball, Hedgehog Puffball) :
1: Lycoperdon echinatum (Spiny Puffball, Hedgehog Puffball)
7 Oct 2001 OSGR: ST88 51° 40' N, 2° 10' W Vice County: East Glos (VC 33) England
Image 1: Fruitbody - side viewImage 2: Peridial spines - magnifiedImage 3: Peridial spines - magnified (2)Image 4: Peridial spines - top of stalk - enlargedImage 5: Peridial surface - enlargedImage 6: Peridial surface - top of fruitbody - magnifiedImage 7: Capillitium and sporesImage 8: Capillitium and spores (2)Image 9: CapillitumImage 10: SporesImage 11: Spores (2)Image 12: Spores (3)Image 13: Spores (4)

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references relevant to Lycoperdon echinatum (Spiny Puffball, Hedgehog Puffball)

Lycoperdon echinatum (Spiny Puffball, Hedgehog Puffball) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 8 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Lycoperdon echinatum (Spiny Puffball, Hedgehog Puffball)
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