Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Lycoperdon utriforme Bull.
Synonyms: Calvatia caelata
Calvatia utriformis
Handkea utriformis
Lycoperdon caelatum
Lycoperdon sinclairii
Common Name: Mosaic Puffball


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Lycoperdon utriformePhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Sand-dune: dune grassland (5)
Acid grassland (4)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (3)
Coastland: grey dunes (3)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Grassland and marsh (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Sand-dune (2)
Coastland: fore dunes (1)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (1)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune heath (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (14)
Soil (11)
Sand (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (3)
June (1)
July (1)
August (3)
September (5)
October (13)
November (11)
December (1)