Stump Puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme (Schaeffer 1796)

Stump Puffballs have a smooth off white surface and fruit on decaying tree stumps and branches in very large groups.

Stump Puffball

Identification

Stump Puffballs have a smooth off white surface and fruit on decaying tree stumps and branches in very large groups.

FAMILY

Agaricaceae

LATIN NAME

Lycoperdon pyriforme

Smooth and off white.

A small connection to wood rather than soil like other Puffballs.

Lycoperdon translates as wolf flatulence due to it’s unusual scent!

Britain, Ireland, Europe, North America and Asia

Mixed Woodland

July to early December.

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