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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon pratense Pers. 1794

Lycoperdon pratense – Meadow puffball

Synonyms: Calvatia depressa, Calvatia subpratensis, Lycoperdon depressum, Lycoperdon hiemale, Lycoperdon subpratense, Utraria pratensis, Vascellum depressum, Vascellum pratense, Vascellum subpratense.

Common name: meadow puffball.

Russian names: Dozhdevik lugovoy, Vastsellum polevoy, Vastsellum lugovoy, Dozhdevik polevoy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycoperdon pratense, commonly known as the meadow puffball, is a type of puffball mushroom in the genus Lycoperdon. It is found in Britain and Ireland, including the Outer Hebrides, mainland Europe and occasionally in North America, and is commonly seen in sand dune systems, where it can be abundant in dune slacks as well as in grassland and lawns, as its vernacular name suggests. In the early stages of development its skin is scurfy whereas its bigger relatives have smooth skins; the meadow puffball is edible and has a stump-like stem (to differentiate it from the giant puffball).

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

Small puffball mushrooms <B>Lycoperdon pratense</B> on a field road in Urochishche Khyanikiayze near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-26.htm">July 26, 2017</A>
LinkSmall puffball mushrooms Lycoperdon pratense on a field road in Urochishche Khyanikiayze near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 26, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Всеволожское 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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