Genus: Lycoperdon The lycoperdon genus is the first taxonomic group in which the individuals share a common habitat which consists of fields and forests. They also contain filamentous strings which offer support structure. This is covered in more detail in the structure page. Species: L. pyriforme lycoperdon pyriforme classification Lycoperdon is a genus of puffball mushrooms. The genus has a widespread distribution and contains about 50 species. In general, it contains the smaller species such as the pearshaped puffball and the gemstudded puffball. It was formerly classified within the nowobsolete order Lycoperdales, as the type genus which, following a restructuring of fungal taxonomy brought about by molecular phylogeny, has
Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeff. , Fungorum qui in Bavaria et Palatinatu circa Ratisbonam nascuntur Icones 4: 128, t. 285, 293 (1774) [MB# Obligate or homotypic synonyms: 1. lycoperdon pyriforme classification
Lycoperdon pyriforme. Lycoperdon pyriforme is one of only a few puffballs that grow on wood, which makes it fairly easy to identify. Other distinguishing features include the fact that its outer surface is only finely spiny, with spines that usually wear off; and the long white mycelial strings attached to its stem, Lycoperdon pyriforme, the Stump Puffball, is one of the most gregarious of all fungi. The banana of the fungi world, its bunches create impressive vistas sometimes stretching way into the far distance in woodlands where thinning has taken place and the lopped branches have been left for Mother Nature (mainly in her mycological guise) to dispose of. In 2008, however, Larsson and Jeppson revisited the phylogeny of the Lycoperdaceae, with a broader sampling of species, and retained the taxon in Lycoperdon. The specific epithet pyriforme is Latin for pearshaped . Description. The fruit body of the pearshaped puffball measures 1. 5 to 4. 5 cm in width by 2 to 4. 5 cm in height. They are often pearshaped as the name suggests, but they may also be nearly lycoperdon pyriforme classification Spore Color: Comments: This puffball is one of a very few that grow on wood rather than from the ground. The exterior skin is often a brownish or tan color, but can lighten up as the puffball ages. This puffball Lycoperdon pyriforme. Scientific name: Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeffer: Persoon. Derivation of name: Lyco means wolf and perdon. refers to flatulence. Lycoperdon means wolf fart perhaps. in reference to the manner in which these puffballs puff. their spores out through a central hole. Pyri means pear . and form means shape or appearance. . Both algae and fungi form thallus. The main difference between algae and fungi is that algae are autotrophs from the sources in the external environment. This article examines, 1. What are Algae Definition, Classification, Characteristics 2. What are Fungi Fruit bodies of Lycoperdon pyriforme, which is a puffball fungi Lycoperdon pyriforme: The pear shaped wolffart puffball Medicinal Properties The spores of L. pyriforme are extremely dry, making a mature puffball pretty much a sack of fine powder.