MycoKey : the genus Lycoperdon

Generic short diagnoses: Typical puffballs with well developed subgleba (± ’stipitate’) and a well delimited, ± round opening; capillitium simple. Surface when young with granules or distinct spines, that in some species readily fall off leaving a distinct pattern or not.


Species examples:
Lycoperdon echinatum
Lycoperdon lividum
Lycoperdon mammiforme
Lycoperdon nigrescens
Lycoperdon pedicellatum
Lycoperdon perlatum
Lycoperdon pyriforme


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