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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Bovista plumbea Pers.

Bovista plumbea – grey puffball

Synonyms: Bovista brevicauda, Bovista ovalispora, Bovista suberosa, Bovista tunicata, Calvatia bovista, Endonevrum suberosum, Globaria plumbea, Globaria tunicata, Lycoperdon bovista, Lycoperdon plumbeum, Lycoperdon suberosum, Mycenastrum suberosum.

Common names: grey puffball, Lead-grey Puffball.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Bovista plumbea, also referred to as the paltry puffball, is a small puffball mushroom commonly found in Western Europe and California, white when young and greyish in age. Easily confused with immature Bovista dermoxantha, it is attached to the substrate by a tuft of mycelium.

Chinese: 铅色灰球菌, Finnish: Pikkumaamuna, Hungarian: Szürke sötétedőpöfeteg, Lithuanian: Švininė vilktabokė, Polish: Kurzawka ołowiana, Romanian: Zburătoare cenușie, Swedish: Blygrå äggsvamp.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Large puffball mushroom <B>Bovista plumbea</B> (Calvatia bovista)(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-15.htm">September 15, 2018</A>
LinkLarge puffball mushroom Bovista plumbea (Calvatia bovista)(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, September 15, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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