Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Bovista plumbea Pers.
Synonyms: Bovista ovalispora
Lycoperdon bovista
Lycoperdon plumbeum
Common Name: Grey Puffball


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Bovista plumbeaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland (4)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Sand-dune (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Sand-dune: open dune (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (7)
Soil (4)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Soil sandy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (2)
April (1)
June (1)
July (3)
August (3)
September (5)
October (4)
November (5)