Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon bonordenii
Lycoperdon gemmatum
Lycoperdon gemmatum var. perlatum
Lycoperdon perlatum var. bonordenii
Lycoperdon perlatum var. perlatum
Common Name: Common Puffball


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Lycoperdon perlatumPhotographer:  Mark Wright
Photographer: Mark Wright

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (24)
Quercus (6)
Picea abies (5)
Corylus avellana (4)
Beech (2)
Salix (2)
Quercus petraea (2)
Alnus glutinosa (2)
Picea sitchensis (2)
Betula (2)
Tilia (1)
Rubus fruticosus agg. (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Ash (1)
Poa (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Larix (1)
Larix decidua (1)
Picea (1)
Pinus (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (26)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (22)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (12)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (11)
Woodland (9)
Woodland: broadleaved (9)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (8)
Parkland and scattered trees (7)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (7)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (3)
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)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Scrub (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (57)
Soil Leaves (29)
Soil Grassy (18)
Soil Needle (10)
Soil Mossy (9)
Larch (Larix) (5)
Leaf Litter (4)
Stump (2)
Quercus rubra (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
February (1)
March (4)
April (1)
May (1)
June (1)
July (3)
August (16)
September (47)
October (93)
November (29)
December (2)