MycoKey : the species Langermannia gigantea

Generic short diagnoses: A truly giant puffball with disintegrating peridia exposing the spore mass and no or only a rudimentary subgleba; capillitium of simple threads as in Lycoperdon.


Langermannia gigantea - DK: kæmpestøvbold, UK: Giant Puffball

Langermannia gigantea , kæmpestøvbold, Giant Puffball, kjemperøyksopp, jætterøksvamp, Reuzenbovist, Gemeiner Riesenbovist, Vesse de loup géante
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, JHP-08.065
Langermannia gigantea , kæmpestøvbold, Giant Puffball, kjemperøyksopp, jætterøksvamp, Reuzenbovist, Gemeiner Riesenbovist, Vesse de loup géante
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, JHP-97.238
Langermannia gigantea , kæmpestøvbold, Giant Puffball, kjemperøyksopp, jætterøksvamp, Reuzenbovist, Gemeiner Riesenbovist, Vesse de loup géante
old specimens during winter
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, 1980
Langermannia gigantea , kæmpestøvbold, Giant Puffball, kjemperøyksopp, jætterøksvamp, Reuzenbovist, Gemeiner Riesenbovist, Vesse de loup géante
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, JHP-08.065
Langermannia gigantea , kæmpestøvbold, Giant Puffball, kjemperøyksopp, jætterøksvamp, Reuzenbovist, Gemeiner Riesenbovist, Vesse de loup géante
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, JHP-08.065

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