Lycoperdon nigrescens

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Lycoperdon nigrescens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Lycoperdon
Species: L. nigrescens
Binomial name
Lycoperdon nigrescens
Wahlenb. (1794)
  • Lycoperdon foetidum Bonord. (1851)
Lycoperdon nigrescens
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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 nigrescens, commonly known as the dusky puffball,[2] is a type of puffball mushroom in the genus Lycoperdon. It was first described scientifically in 1794 by the Swedish naturalist Göran Wahlenberg.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Lycoperdon nigrescens Wahlenb. 1794". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  2. ^ Phillips R. (2013). Mushrooms: A Comprehensive Guide to Mushroom Identification. Pan Macmillan. p. 330. ISBN 978-1-4472-6402-6. 

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