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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeff., 1774

Lycoperdon pyriforme – Stump puffball

Synonyms: Lycoperdon serotinum, Morganella pyriformis, Utraria pyriformis.

Common name: stump puffball.

Russian name: Dozhdevik grushevidnyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycoperdon pyriforme, commonly known as the pear-shaped puffball or stump puffball, is a saprobic fungus present throughout much of the world. Emerging in autumn, this puffball is common and abundant on decaying logs of both deciduous and coniferous wood. It is considered a choice edible when still immature and the inner flesh is white.

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

Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) shaped like pointed eggs on a birch tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-23.htm">August 23, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) shaped like pointed eggs on a birch tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 23, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-24.htm">August 24, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) near Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 24, 2016
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-28.htm">August 28, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 28, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) near Kavgolovo Lake, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-05.htm">September 5, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) near Kavgolovo Lake, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 5, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) east from Kuzmolovo in northern Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-08.htm">September 8, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) east from Kuzmolovo in northern Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 8, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a mossy log east from Kuzmolovo in northern Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-08.htm">September 8, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a mossy log east from Kuzmolovo in northern Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 8, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Кузьмоловское городское поселение
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) near Kavgolovskoe Lake. North from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-21.htm">September 21, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) near Kavgolovskoe Lake. North from Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 21, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a tree of Grand Parterre in Letniy Sad (Summer Garden). Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-05.htm">October 5, 2016</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a tree of Grand Parterre in Letniy Sad (Summer Garden). Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 5, 2016
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Posiolok near Vyritsa, south from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-16.htm">October 16, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Posiolok near Vyritsa, south from Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 16, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район, Сиверское городское поселение
Pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-31.htm">October 31, 2016</A>
LinkPear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, муниципальный округ Сосновское, Лиственная аллея
Compact group of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-31.htm">October 31, 2016</A>
LinkCompact group of pear-shaped stump puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, муниципальный округ Сосновское, Лиственная аллея
Mature pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-11-23.htm">November 23, 2016</A>
LinkMature pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, November 23, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, муниципальный округ Сосновское, Лиственная аллея
Old pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-12-31.htm">December 31, 2016</A>
LinkOld pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 31, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Светлановский проспект
Old pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a stump near northern road in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-01.htm">March 1, 2017</A>
LinkOld pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a stump near northern road in Yuntolovsky Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 1, 2017
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) with some fungus on an oak tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-03.htm">March 3, 2017</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) with some fungus on an oak tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, March 3, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Pear-shaped puffball mushroom (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) with spots of fungus on an oak tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-03.htm">March 3, 2017</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushroom (Lycoperdon pyriforme) with spots of fungus on an oak tree near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, March 3, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Pear-shaped puffball mushrooms (<B>Lycoperdon pyriforme</B>) on a logging site near Hallojarvi (Gorynskoe) Lake near Lembolovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-04-27.htm">April 27, 2017</A>
LinkPear-shaped puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdon pyriforme) on a logging site near Hallojarvi (Gorynskoe) Lake near Lembolovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, April 27, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение

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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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