Lycoperdon mammiforme    Pers.:Pers. 

common name(s) : Flaky Puffball 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Gasteromycetideae/Lycoperdales/Lycoperdaceae  

synonyms: Lycoperdon velatum, Lycoperdon mammaeforme 

edibility : unknown edibility

photo gallery of  Lycoperdon mammiforme
photo gallery of  Lycoperdon mammiforme potential confusions with  Lycoperdon mammiforme toxicity of Lycoperdon mammiforme genus Lycoperdon  

The fruiting body is spherical or pear-shaped, covered with cottony white to yellow flakes soon washed off, white then brown-ochre, with a short stem, white then ochre, 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 broad-leaved and coniferous woods, on a rather calcareous soil.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 5 cm (between 2.5 and 7 cm)
  total height approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  width of stem approximately 20 mm (between 15 and 20 mm)

Distinctive features : ring zone around the base of the head

Lycoperdon mammiforme is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lycoperdon mammiforme in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lycoperdon mammiforme in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18