Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Lycoperdon pratense Pers.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon depressum
Lycoperdon hiemale
Vascellum depressum
Vascellum pratense
Common Name: Meadow Puffball

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Lycoperdon pratensePhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Populus (1)
Poa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (3)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (3)
Acid grassland (2)
Acid grassland: unimproved (2)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Neutral grassland (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (2)
Bare ground (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Coastland: grey dunes (1)
Cultivated/disturbed land: amenity grassland (1)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (1)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Maritime cliff and slope (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Poor semi-improved (1)
Sand-dune (1)
Scrub (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (27)
Soil (12)
Grass (2)
Dung (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Stony (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
February (1)
May (1)
June (1)
July (4)
August (18)
September (10)
October (16)
November (13)
December (1)