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Mushrooms: Lycoperdon perlatum

Mushrooms: Lycoperdon perlatum


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Class: Basidiomycetes
Scientific name: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers .: Persoon
Vulgar names: Vescia

Morphological characteristics

Carpoforo: 2-4 cm, globular with a narrower, almost stemmed lower part, covered by detachable spines, as a young whitish then brownish.
Stem: regular, contains the sterile part of the gleba.
Gleba: initially white then brownish-blackish; the spores come out of a hole that opens on the top.
spore: round and smooth.

Lycoperdon perlatum(photo www.hautesavoiephotos.com)

Edibility, habitat and observations

Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom.
It is found in the woods, in groups.
Edible when young, when the gleba is white.
Much like is the Lycoperdon furfuraceum, which stands out for the easy removal of the grainy ornaments (less showy than the spines of the perlatum) and for the pink tones on the top of the surface.
Lycoperdon are a genus of Macromycetes characterized by globular carpophores. The flesh (gleba), initially whitish, when ripe becomes dark and dissolves into dust that comes out of the open carpophore in various ways. They are almost all edible, as long as the gleba is white.


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