Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon bonordenii
Lycoperdon gemmatum
Lycoperdon gemmatum var. perlatum
Lycoperdon perlatum var. bonordenii
Lycoperdon perlatum var. perlatum
Common Name: Common Puffball

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Lycoperdon perlatumPhotographer:  Mark Wright
Photographer: Mark Wright

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (26)
Quercus (6)
Picea abies (5)
Corylus avellana (4)
Quercus petraea (2)
Picea sitchensis (2)
Salix (2)
Fraxinus excelsior (2)
Betula (2)
Alnus glutinosa (2)
Rubus fruticosus agg. (1)
Pinus (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Tilia (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Picea (1)
Larix decidua (1)
Larix (1)
Poa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (26)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (22)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (12)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (11)
Woodland (9)
Woodland: broadleaved (9)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (8)
Parkland and scattered trees (7)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (7)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (3)
Acid grassland (1)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: improved/reseeded, lowland (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: coniferous (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Scrub (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (62)
Soil Leaves (29)
Soil Grassy (18)
Soil Needle (10)
Soil Mossy (9)
Leaf Litter (4)
Stump (2)
Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (17)
February (1)
March (4)
April (1)
May (1)
June (1)
July (3)
August (16)
September (48)
October (95)
November (29)
December (2)