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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon molle Pers. 1801

Lycoperdon molle – Soft puffball

Synonyms: Lycoperdon atropurpureum, Lycoperdon gemmatum, Lycoperdon umbrinum.

Common name: soft puffball.

Russian name: Dozhdevik myagkiy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycoperdon molle, commonly known as the smooth puffball or the soft puffball, is a type of puffball mushroom in the genus Lycoperdon. It was first described scientifically in 1799 by Dutch mycologist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon. The puffball is edible when the internal flesh is still white.

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

Smooth (soft) puffball (<B>Lycoperdon molle</B>) in roadside bushes of willow in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-07.htm">July 7, 2017</A>
LinkSmooth (soft) puffball (Lycoperdon molle) in roadside bushes of willow in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 7, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Государственный природный заказник Юнтоловский
Soft puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon molle</B>) in Oselki, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-09.htm">August 9, 2017</A>
LinkSoft puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon molle) in Oselki, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 9, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Лесколовское сельское поселение
Soft puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon molle</B>) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk. West from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-15.htm">August 15, 2017</A>
LinkSoft puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon molle) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk. West from Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 15, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Сестрорецк, исторический район Тарховка

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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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