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Vascellum pratense.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Lycoperdon des prés, Meadow Puffball, Münzenstäubling, Szélesszájú lapospöfeteg
Vascellum pratense Mushroom
Ref No: 9642
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Vascellum pratense (Pers.) Kreisel syn. V. depressum (Bon.) Smarda syn. Lycoperdon depressum Bon. syn. Lycoperdon hiemale Vitt. Münzenstäubling, Szélesszájú lapospöfeteg (pöfeteg), Lycoperdon des prés, 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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GIRISH GOGOI (India) - 10 January 2013

Vascellum sp. collected during the rainy season from Assam. Its generally called it buffball. Clicked by GIRISH GOGOI, RFRI, JORHAT, ASSAM, INDIA
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