Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Lycoperdon
Family: Agaricaceae (Fungus)
Taxon : Fungus
Group : Plant

SPECIES
perlatum
NOTES

A pear-shaped or top-shaped fruiting body up to 30 mm in diameter studded with persistent straw-coloured warts and granules. Spores released through a torn, raised apical pore.


AUTHORITY
Pers.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Fungus
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A grey fruiting body which turns brown with age
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Gem studded puff ball
Puff ball
Perelstuifbal
Habitat
NOTES: Found among leaf litter of broad-leafed trees
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Food
Edible while still white and firm
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Lycoperdon gemmatum



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