Lycoperdon perlatum (Parelstuifzwam (BE) / Common puffball (EN) / Flaschenstäubling (DE) / Vesse-de-loup perlée (FR)) is a fungus in the Agaricaceae family. This moderate-sized puffball mushroom is easily identified by its cream to light tan color cap with an apical pore, conical spines which fall off in age leaving scars, and well developed sterile base. When mature the species becomes brown and a hole in the top opens to release the spores in a burst when the body is compressed by raindrops, a touch, falling nuts, etc.
Image: Schilde (BE) - 21/09/2010
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