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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers. 1796

Lycoperdon perlatum – Common puffball

Synonyms: Lycoperdon bonordenii, Lycoperdon gemmatum, Lycoperdon lacunosum.

Common name: common puffball.

Russian names: Dozhdevik shipovatyy, Dozhdevik sedobnyy, Dozhdevik, Dozhdevik nastoyashchiy, Dozhdevik zhemchuzhnyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycoperdon perlatum, popularly known as the common puffball, warted puffball, gem-studded puffball, or the devil's snuff-box, is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. A widespread species with a cosmopolitan distribution, it is a medium-sized puffball with a round fruit body tapering to a wide stalk, and dimensions of 1.5 to 6 cm (0.6 to 2.4 in) wide by 3 to 10 cm (1.2 to 3.9 in) tall. It is off-white with a top covered in short spiny bumps or "jewels", which are easily rubbed off to leave a netlike pattern on the surface. When mature it becomes brown, and a hole in the top opens to release spores in a burst when the body is compressed by touch or falling raindrops.

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

Puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near Lembolovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-08-27.htm">August 27, 2013</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near Lembolovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 27, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Приозерский район
Puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-08-29.htm">August 29, 2013</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 29, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
Young tiny common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-08-29.htm">August 29, 2013</A>
LinkYoung tiny common puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 29, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Бугровское сельское поселение
Puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-13.htm">September 13, 2013</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 13, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
Spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-13.htm">September 13, 2013</A>
LinkSpiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 13, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
Close up of a puffball mushroom (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-13.htm">September 13, 2013</A>
LinkClose up of a puffball mushroom (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 13, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
Small puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-13.htm">September 13, 2013</A>
LinkSmall puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Okhtinsky Park in Toksovo, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 13, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Бугровское сельское поселение
Puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>(?), Russian name Dozhdevik) near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2015-09-23.htm">September 23, 2015</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum(?), Russian name Dozhdevik) near Kavgolovskoe Lake south from Oselki, 8 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 23, 2015
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район
Tiny young common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-15.htm">August 15, 2016</A>
LinkTiny young common puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 15, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-21.htm">August 21, 2016</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Okhtinsky Park near Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 21, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-24.htm">August 24, 2016</A>
LinkSpiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 24, 2016
Spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near Dibuny, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-07.htm">September 7, 2016</A>
LinkSpiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near Dibuny, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 7, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Песочный
Puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) south-west from Dibuny - Pesochnyi, near Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-14.htm">September 14, 2016</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) south-west from Dibuny - Pesochnyi, near Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 14, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, ЗСД, 7-й километр, южное направление
Spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-16.htm">September 16, 2016</A>
LinkSpiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 16, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Old spiked puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near northern road in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-01.htm">March 1, 2017</A>
LinkOld spiked puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near northern road in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 1, 2017
White round spots on a spiked puffball mushroom (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near northern road in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-01.htm">March 1, 2017</A>
LinkWhite round spots on a spiked puffball mushroom (Lycoperdon perlatum) near northern road in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 1, 2017
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-30.htm">July 30, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Small puffball mushrooms <B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>(?) on a lawn in Gardens of Polytechnic Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-19.htm">August 19, 2017</A>
LinkSmall puffball mushrooms Lycoperdon perlatum(?) on a lawn in Gardens of Polytechnic Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 19, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Технического университета
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in a spruce forest near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in a spruce forest near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near a road in Komarovo, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-06.htm">September 6, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near a road in Komarovo, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 6, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Комарово, Озёрная улица
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in West Kotlin Nature Reserve in Kronstadt. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-08.htm">September 8, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in West Kotlin Nature Reserve in Kronstadt. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 8, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Кронштадт, Кронштадтское шоссе
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-13.htm">September 13, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 13, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-14.htm">September 14, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 14, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Mature common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-14.htm">September 14, 2017</A>
LinkMature common puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 14, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск
Common puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon perlatum</B>) near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-18.htm">September 18, 2017</A>
LinkCommon puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon perlatum) near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 18, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Песочный

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