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Common puffball (Λυκόπερδο το μαργαριταρένιο)

Lycoperdon perlatum

Description:

Lycoperdon perlatum, popularly known as the common puffball, warted puffball, gem-studded puffball, or the devil's snuff-box, is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. A widespread species with a cosmopolitan distribution, it is off-white with a top covered in short spiny bumps or "jewels", which are easily rubbed off to leave a netlike pattern on the surface. When mature it becomes brown, and a hole in the top opens to release spores in a burst when the body is compressed by touch or falling raindrops. It was spotted near Makrirrachi village, Pelion mountain, Greece.



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Θεσσαλία - Στερεά Ελλάδα, Greece

Lat: 39.42, Long: 23.10

Spotted on Oct 14, 2018
Submitted on Jan 8, 2019

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