|Lycoperdon nigrescens Pers.|
The fruiting body is spherical or pear-shaped, covered with short brownish-black spines, whitish, with a long stem, up to half of the whole fruiting body, 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 coniferous or mixed woods, on a rather acid soil. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Distinctive features : brown fruting body with globular shape, covered with 2 - 3mm long acute blackish spines, converging at the tips by 3 or 4; when they fall, the skin forms a reticulate pattern; unpleasant odour in the youth
Lycoperdon nigrescens is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking . <!0.077294686>
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