Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Lycoperdaceae
Species: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon gemmatum
Lycoperdon gemmatum var. perlatum
Common Name: Common Puffball
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Lycoperdon perlatumPhotographer:  Mark Wright
Photographer: Mark Wright

Photographer:  Mark Wright
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Alnus glutinosa (1)
Ash (1)
Beech (1)
Betula (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Larix (1)
Picea abies (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Poa (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Quercus (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Rubus fruticosus agg. (1)
Tilia (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (25)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (21)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (12)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (11)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (9)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (8)
Woodland (8)
Woodland: broadleaved (8)
Parkland and scattered trees (7)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (3)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: improved/reseeded, lowland (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: coniferous (1)
Scrub (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (1)
Soil bare (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Stump (1)
Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (3)
February (1)
March (2)
April (1)
May (1)
June (1)
July (3)
August (15)
September (49)
October (87)
November (31)
December (2)