Bovista polymorpha (Vittad.) Kreisel
New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricaceae
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Gasteromycetideae/Lycoperdales/Lycoperdaceae
synonyms: Bovista aestivalis, Lycoperdon pusilliforme
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lycoperdon furfuraceum, Lycoperdon polymorphum, Utraria furfuracea)
edibility : discard
The fruiting body is spherical, finely warty, 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 woodlands, wood edges and clearings, pathsides, with oaks, pine, birch.
The fruiting period takes place from August to October.
width of fruiting body approximately 2.5 cm (between 1 and 3.5 cm) |
Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet
Bovista polymorpha is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking
|Above : distribution map of Bovista polymorpha in the forest of Rambouillet |
page updated on 14/01/18