Lycoperdon pulcherrimum

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Lycoperdon pulcherrimum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Lycoperdon
Species: L. pulcherrimum
Binomial name
Lycoperdon pulcherrimum
Berk. & M.A.Curtis (1873)
Lycoperdon pulcherrimum
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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 pulcherrimum is a type of puffball mushroom in the genus Lycoperdon. It was first described scientifically in 1873 by Miles Joseph Berkeley and Moses Ashley Curtis.[1] The fungus is found in the southern United States.[2]


  1. ^ Berkeley MJ. (1873). "Notices of North American fungi". Grevillea. 2 (16): 49–53. 
  2. ^ Miller HR, Miller OK Jr. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. Guilford, Connecticut: Falcon Guides. p. 454. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1. 

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