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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
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) suffered from dry wind in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-03-30.htm">March 30, 2021</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) suffered from dry wind in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, March 30, 2021
Location on mapsPost Oak Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on a roadside in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-03-30.htm">March 30, 2021</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on a roadside in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, March 30, 2021
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-11-15.htm">November 15, 2021</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 15, 2021
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, United States
Large number of common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-11-15.htm">November 15, 2021</A>
LinkLarge number of common puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on rotting wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 15, 2021
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, United States
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) together with Chroogomphus vinicolor on Sand Branch Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-12-05.htm">December 5, 2021</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) together with Chroogomphus vinicolor on Sand Branch Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Montgomery. Texas, December 5, 2021
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery County, Texas, 77873, United States
Mature common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on Sand Branch Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-12-05.htm">December 5, 2021</A>
LinkMature common puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on Sand Branch Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Montgomery. Texas, December 5, 2021
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery County, Texas, 77873, United States
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on Lake Somerville Trailway near Nails Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-12-30.htm">December 30, 2021</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on Lake Somerville Trailway near Nails Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, December 30, 2021
Location on mapsPrivate Road 1255, Lee County, Texas, United States
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on a path at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2022-01-09.htm">January 9, 2022</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on a path at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, January 9, 2022
Location on mapsBurleson County, Texas, United States
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) on buried wood at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2022-01-09.htm">January 9, 2022</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) on buried wood at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, January 9, 2022
Location on mapsBurleson County, Texas, United States
Close-up of common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2022-01-09.htm">January 9, 2022</A>
LinkClose-up of common puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, January 9, 2022
Location on mapsBurleson County, Texas, United States

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