Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeff.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon pyriforme tesselatum
Lycoperdon pyriforme tesselatum
Lycoperdon pyriforme var. excipuliforme
Lycoperdon pyriforme var. tesselatum
Lycoperdon pyriforme tesselatum
Common Name: Stump Puffball


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Lycoperdon pyriformePhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (26)
Quercus (9)
Corylus avellana (4)
Quercus petraea (3)
Pinus sylvestris (2)
Prunus laurocerasus (2)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (2)
Picea abies (2)
Ulmus glabra (2)
Picea (2)
Quercus robur (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
Fraxinus excelsior (2)
Crataegus monogyna (2)
Beech (2)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Salix (1)
Rhododendron ponticum (1)
Ash (1)
Betula (1)
Hazel (1)
Pinus (1)
Ilex aquifolium (1)
Tilia (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (24)
Woodland: mixed (22)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (11)
Parkland and scattered trees (11)
Woodland (10)
Woodland: broadleaved (9)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (8)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (5)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Scrub (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (2)
Alnus glutinosa-Urtica dioica woodland (1)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Stump (63)
Soil (16)
Dead Wood (12)
Tree (9)
Buried Wood (4)
Root (4)
Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
Quercus rubra (2)
Rotting Wood (2)
Stem (2)
Fallen Tree (1)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (5)
April (2)
May (3)
July (5)
August (9)
September (42)
October (86)
November (28)
December (4)