MycoKey : the species Bovista plumbea

Generic short diagnoses: Smallish, often ± globose puffballs with none or very limited and then compact sterile tissue, often a torn, irregular, smallish opening, no diaphragm and often with long sterigmal remnants on the spores and with highly branched to less branched (as in Lycoperdon), elastic capillitium.


Bovista plumbea - DK: blygrå bovist, UK: Grey Puffball

Bovista plumbea , blygrå bovist, Grey Puffball, liten eggrøyksopp, blygrå æggsvamp, Loodgrijze bovist, Bleigrauer Bovist, Boviste couleur de plomb
Illustration and © Thomas Læssøe
England, TL-2367
Bovista plumbea , blygrå bovist, Grey Puffball, liten eggrøyksopp, blygrå æggsvamp, Loodgrijze bovist, Bleigrauer Bovist, Boviste couleur de plomb
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, JHP-98.036

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