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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
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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 lapos-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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