Bovista paludosa    LÚv. 

common name(s) : Fen Puffball 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Gasteromycetideae/Lycoperdales/Lycoperdaceae  
(unconfirmed synonyms: Bovistella paludosa, Calvatia paludosa)  

edibility : discard

potential confusions with  Bovista paludosa toxicity of Bovista paludosa genus Bovista  

The fruiting body is smooth, spherical, white then red-brown, with a very short or absent stem, not clearly marked from the fertile head.

The fertile surface is internal: the spores are released as dust when mature.

It grows on the ground, in peatlands, in the mountains, on a rather calcareous soil.

The fruiting period takes place from July to October.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 2 cm (between 1 and 3 cm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Bovista paludosa is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Bovista paludosa in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Bovista paludosa in the forest of Rambouillet



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