Meadow raincoat

Meadow raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense) Meadow raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense) Meadow raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense)

Meadow raincoat (Lycoperdon depressum)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
  • Genus: Lycoperdon (Raincoat)
  • Species: Lycoperdon pratense (Meadow raincoat)

Synonyms:

  • Field Vascellum (Vascellum pretense)
  • Meadow Vascellum (Vascellum depressum)
  • Field raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense)

Field raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense)

External description Rounded fruiting body with a diameter of 2-4 cm, slightly tapering towards the base, at first white, then yellowing, becomes olive brown during ripening. A hole is open at the top for raining spores. Short leg. Dense pulp with a delicate taste. Olive brown spore powder.

Edible While white, the mushroom is edible.

Habitat Grows on lawns, pastures, meadows.

Season Summer – late autumn.

Similar species Similar to other small raincoats.

Meadow raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense) Meadow raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense) Meadow raincoat (Lycoperdon pratense)

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