Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Lycoperdon nigrescens Pers.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon foetidum
Lycoperdon perlatum nigrescens
Lycoperdon perlatum nigrescens
Lycoperdon perlatum var. nigrescens
Lycoperdon perlatum nigrescens
Common Name: Dusky Puffball


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Lycoperdon nigrescensPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus petraea (3)
Pinus sylvestris (3)
Betula pubescens (1)
Quercus (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Aesculus hippocastanum (1)
Abies grandis (1)
Abies alba (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Erica cinerea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland (11)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (8)
Woodland: mixed (6)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (5)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (4)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (4)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (3)
Woodland: broadleaved (3)
Coastland: grey dunes (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Sand-dune: dune heath (2)
Woodland (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Coastland: fore dunes (1)
Grassland: acidic, upland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Maritime cliff and slope (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Rowan-birch woods (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (48)
Soil (18)
Soil Needle (5)
Larch (Larix) (3)
Soil Leaves (2)
Soil Peat (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (6)
September (18)
October (38)
November (29)