Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Lycoperdon excipuliforme (Scop.) Pers.
Synonyms: Calvatia excipuliformis
Calvatia saccata
Handkea excipuliformis
Lycoperdon cervinum
Lycoperdon elatum
Lycoperdon excipuliforme forma flavescens
Lycoperdon excipuliforme var. flavescens
Lycoperdon polymorphum var. excipuliforme
Lycoperdon saccatum
Common Name: Pestle Puffball


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Lycoperdon excipuliformePhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus (3)
Fagus sylvatica (2)
Larix (2)
Taxus baccata (2)
Salix (1)
Pinus nigra (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Picea abies (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (10)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (9)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Woodland: broadleaved (4)
Woodland (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Neutral grassland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Scrub: scattered (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (25)
Soil Grassy (8)
Leaf Litter (1)
Soil bare (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Stony (1)
Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (7)
February (1)
March (3)
May (2)
July (10)
August (2)
September (12)
October (30)
November (13)