Calvatia utriformis (Bull.:Pers.) Jaap
common name(s) : Mosaic Puffball, Saddle-shaped Puffball
New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricaceae
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Gasteromycetideae/Lycoperdales/Lycoperdaceae
synonyms: Lycoperdon utriforme, Handkea utriformis, Calvatia bovista, Calvatia caelata, Lycoperdon caelatum, Lycoperdon bovista
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lycoperdon coelatum)
edibility : edible
The fruiting body is pear-shaped with a flat top, covered with pyramidal warts then hexagonal patches, white to pale grey-brown, very short and thick stem, not clearly marked from the fertile head.
The fertile surface is internal: the spores are released as dust when mature.
The spore print is olive brown.
It grows on the ground, in meadows, pastures.
The fruiting period takes place from June to December.
width of fruiting body approximately 11 cm (between 5 and 20 cm) |
| ||total height approximately 9 cm (between 5 and 15 cm) |
Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet
Calvatia utriformis is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking
|Above : distribution map of Calvatia utriformis in the forest of Rambouillet |
page updated on 14/01/18