Lycoperdon curtisii

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Lycoperdon curtisii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Lycoperdon
Species: L. curtisii
Binomial name
Lycoperdon curtisii
Berk. (1873)
  • Lycoperdon curtisii Berk. (1859)
  • Vascellum curtisii (Berk.) Kreisel (1963)
Lycoperdon curtisii
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Mycological characteristics
glebal hymenium
no distinct cap
hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable
lacks a stipe
spore print is olive
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible

Lycoperdon curtisii is a type of puffball mushroom in the genus Lycoperdon. It was first described scientifically in 1859 by Miles Joseph Berkeley. Vascellum curtisii, published by Hanns Kreisel in 1963, is a synonym.[2] Its fruit bodies (puffballs) have been recorded growing in fairy rings.[3]


  1. ^ "Lycoperdon curtisii Berk.". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Vascellum curtisii (Berk.) Kreisel 1963". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  3. ^ Terashima Y, Fukiharu T, Fujiie A (2004). "Morphology and comparative ecology of the fairy ring fungi, Vascellum curtisii and Bovista dermoxantha, on turf of bentgrass, bluegrass, and Zoysiagrass". Mycoscience. 45 (4): 251–60. doi:10.1007/s10267-004-0183-y. 

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