Vascellum pratense identification

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Vascellum pratense (Pers.) Kreisel syn. V. depressum (Bon.) Smarda syn. Lycoperdon depressum Bon. syn. Lycoperdon hiemale Vitt. M?nzenst?ubling, Sz?lessz?j? laposp?feteg (p?feteg), Lycoperdon des pr?s, Meadow Puffball. Fruit body 2?4cm across, subglobose narrowed into a short squat stem, white at first then yellowish flesh-coloured, finally light brown, outer layer scurfy and with some small white spines, inner wall smooth and shining opening by a small pore but eventually the upper part breaking away totally leaving the fruit body bowl-shaped. Gleba olive-brown; sterile base well-developed, separated from the spore mass by a distinct membrane. Spores olive-brown, globose, finely warted, 3?5.5m in diameter. Habitat on lawns, golf-courses or pasture. Season summer to late autumn. Common. Edible when young. Distribution, America and Europe.

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More info about Vascellum pratense mushroom

Stem type:
rudimentary or absent
Found in fields
lawns or on roadsides
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Cap type:
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Normal size:
Less than 5cm
North America
Flesh discolours when cut
bruised or damaged
Lycoperdon des pr?s, Meadow Puffball, M?nzenst?ubling, Sz?lessz?j? laposp?feteg
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:46:00

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