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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Bovista colorata (Peck) Kreisel, 1964

Bovista colorata – Golden puffball

Synonym: Lycoperdon coloratum.

Common name: golden puffball.

Russian name: Porkhovka okrashennaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Bovista colorata is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. It is found in eastern North America and northwestern South America. The puffball was first described as Lycoperdon coloratum by Charles Horton Peck in 1878, from collections made in Sand Lake, New York. Hanns Kreisel transferred it to the genus Bovista by in 1964. The golden to orange-yellow fruitbodies are 13–30 cm (5.1–11.8 in) in diameter. Its spores are spherical, measuring 3.5–5 μm in diameter.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Yellow puffball mushroom <B>Bovista colorata</B> in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-07-11.htm">July 11, 2016</A>
LinkYellow puffball mushroom Bovista colorata in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 11, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
Yellow puffball mushrooms <B>Bovista colorata</B> in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-07-11.htm">July 11, 2016</A>
LinkYellow puffball mushrooms Bovista colorata in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 11, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
Yellow puffball mushroom <B>Bovista colorata</B> in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-08.htm">August 8, 2016</A>
LinkYellow puffball mushroom Bovista colorata in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 8, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка

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Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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