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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon echinatum Pers., 1794

Lycoperdon echinatum – Spiny puffball

Synonyms: Lycoperdon gemmatum, Lycoperdon hoylei, Utraria echinata.

Common name: spiny puffball.

Russian names: Dozhdevik ezhevidno-koliuchiy, Dozhdevik ezhovyy, Dozhdevik ezhevidnyy, Dozhdevik igolchatyy, Dozhdevik shipastyy, Dozhdevik koliuchiy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycoperdon echinatum, commonly known as the spiny puffball or the spring puffball, is a type of puffball mushroom in the genus Lycoperdon. The saprobic species has been found in Africa, Europe, Central America, and North America, where it grows on soil in deciduous woods, glades, and pastures. It has been proposed that North American specimens be considered a separate species, Lycoperdon americanum, but this suggestion has not been followed by most authors. Molecular analysis indicates that L. echinatum is closely related to the puffball genus Handkea.

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

Spiny puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon echinatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-08-29.htm">August 29, 2013</A>
LinkSpiny puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon echinatum) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 29, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Бугровское сельское поселение
Young puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon echinatum</B>(?)) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-15.htm">August 15, 2016</A>
LinkYoung puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon echinatum(?)) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 15, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение

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Acknowledgements

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

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