Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.
(common puffball)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesLycoperdon perlatum (common puffball)
GenusLycoperdon (puffballs)
FamilyAGARICACEAE (mushrooms, dapperlings and parasols, agaric)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball) :
1: Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball)
9 Oct 2001 OSGR: SU56 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
in Pine plantation
Image 1: Fruitbodies - immature - side viewImage 2: Fruitbodies - immature - top viewImage 3: Fruitbodies - mature - top viewImage 4: Fruitbodies - side viewImage 5: Fruitbody - mature - LSImage 6: Fruitbody - mature - top viewImage 7: Fruitbody - young - LSImage 8: Peridial surface - close-upImage 9: Peridial surface - close-up (2)Image 10: Peridium - close-upImage 11: Spores and capillitiumImage 12: Spores and capillitium (2)
2: Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball)
7 Oct 2001 OSGR: ST88 51° 40' N, 2° 10' W Vice County: East Glos (VC 33) England
Image 1: FruitbodiesImage 2: Fruitbody - side viewImage 3: Peridial spines - cap - enlargedImage 4: Peridial surface - cap - magnifiedImage 5: Peridial surface - top of stalk - magnified
3: Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball)
30 Sep 1973 OSGR: SE99 54° 20' N, 0° 30' W Vice County: North-east Yorks (VC 62) England
Image 1: In situ
4: Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball)
24 Sep 1968 OSGR: TQ21 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Image 1: Side view - in situ

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 4 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Lycoperdon perlatum (Common Puffball)
A common puffball on soil or decayed wood, in woodlands, especially deciduous. It can also be abundant on flower beds mulched with shredded bark or wood chip.
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