Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Apioperdon pyriforme (Schaeff.) Vizzini
Synonyms: Lycoperdon pyriforme
Lycoperdon pyriforme tesselatum
Lycoperdon pyriforme var. excipuliforme
Lycoperdon pyriforme var. tesselatum
Common Name: Stump Puffball


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Apioperdon pyriformePhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (28)
Quercus (9)
Corylus avellana (5)
Quercus petraea (3)
Fraxinus excelsior (3)
Prunus laurocerasus (2)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (2)
Quercus robur (2)
Pinus sylvestris (2)
Ulmus glabra (2)
Picea abies (2)
Picea (2)
Crataegus monogyna (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Ilex aquifolium (1)
Betula (1)
Salix (1)
Sequoia (1)
Tilia (1)
Rhododendron ponticum (1)
Pinus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (24)
Woodland: mixed (22)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (11)
Parkland and scattered trees (11)
Woodland (10)
Woodland: broadleaved (9)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (8)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (5)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Scrub (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (2)
Alnus glutinosa-Urtica dioica woodland (1)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Stump (63)
Soil (17)
Dead Wood (12)
Tree (9)
Buried Wood (4)
Root (4)
Wood (4)
Rotting Wood (2)
Stem (2)
Fallen Tree (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (15)
March (5)
April (2)
May (3)
July (5)
August (9)
September (43)
October (86)
November (28)
December (4)