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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.

Lycoperdon perlatum – common puffball

Synonyms: Lycoperdon bonordenii, Lycoperdon gemmatum, Lycoperdon hirtum, Lycoperdon lacunosum, Utraria gemmata.

Common names: common puffball, Devil's Snuffbox, Gem-studded Puffball.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycoperdon perlatum, popularly known as the common puffball, warted puffball, gem-studded puffball, wolf farts or the devil's snuff-box, is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. A widespread species with a cosmopolitan distribution, it is a medium-sized puffball with a round fruit body tapering to a wide stalk, and dimensions of 1.5 to 6 cm (0.6 to 2.4 in) wide by 3 to 10 cm (1.2 to 3.9 in) tall. It is off-white with a top covered in short spiny bumps or "jewels", which are easily rubbed off to leave a netlike pattern on the surface. When mature it becomes brown, and a hole in the top opens to release spores in a burst when the body is compressed by touch or falling raindrops.

Basque: Otsoputz, Bulgarian: Зърнеста пърхутка, Catalan: Pet de llop, Chinese: 網狀馬勃, Corsican: Buffetta, Croatian: Tikvasta puhara, Czech: Pýchavka obecná, Dutch: Parelstuifzwam, Estonian: Harilik murumuna, Finnish: Känsätuhkelo, French: Vesse-de-loup perlée, Galician: Fungato, German: Flaschen-Stäubling, Hungarian: Bimbós pöfeteg, Japanese: ホコリタケ, Kabyle: Tuṛiṭ u meksa, Kurdish: Fisegur, Lithuanian: Karpotasis pumpotaukšlis, Persian: قارچ پفی گلمیخ‌دار, Polish: Purchawka chropowata, Romanian: Cașul ciorii, Russian: Дождевик шиповатый, Serbian: Тикваста пухара, Slovak: Prášnica bradavičnatá, Swedish: Vårtig röksvamp, Ukrainian: Дощовик їстівний, Walloon: Vesse-di-leu pierlêye.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Mature puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-03.htm">November 3, 2013</A>
LinkMature puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, November 3, 2013
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-30.htm">September 30, 2018</A>
LinkSpiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 30, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on Yaupon Loop Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-13.htm">November 13, 2019</A>
LinkSpiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on Yaupon Loop Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 13, 2019
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Close up of spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-13.htm">November 13, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of spiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 13, 2019
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-05.htm">February 5, 2020</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 5, 2020
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-05.htm">February 5, 2020</A>
LinkSpiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 5, 2020
Location on mapsPost Oak Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-05.htm">February 5, 2020</A>
LinkDissected spiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 5, 2020
Location on mapsPost Oak Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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