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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan

Calvatia cyathiformis – Purple-spored Puffball

Synonyms: Calvatia fragilis, Lycoperdon cyathiforme, Lycoperdon fragile, Lycoperdon mammaeforme, Utraria fragilis.

Common name: Purple-spored Puffball.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Calvatia cyathiformis, or purple-spored puffball, is a large edible saprobic species of Calvatia. This terrestrial puffball has purplish or purple-brown spores, which distinguish it from other large Agaricales. It is found mostly in prairie or grasslands of North America, Australia, and probably elsewhere.

Polish: Czasznica miskowata, Quechua: Kulli paku.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Mature puffball mushrooms Calvatia fragilis(?) on a lawn in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-06-30.htm">June 30, 2020</A>
LinkMature puffball mushrooms Calvatia fragilis(?) on a lawn in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 30, 2020
Location on maps1406 Holik Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA

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