Pear-shaped raincoat

Pear-shaped raincoat (Lycoperdon pyriforme) Pear-shaped raincoat (Lycoperdon pyriforme) Pear-shaped raincoat (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

Pear-shaped raincoat (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

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 pyriforme (Pear-shaped raincoat)

Synonyms:

  • Lycoperdon serotinum
  • Morganella pyriformis

Lycoperdon pyriforme - Pear-shaped raincoat Fruit body: Pear-shaped, with a pronounced 'pseudo-legged', which, however, can easily hide in moss or substrate – from which the mushroom is perceived as round. The diameter of the fruiting body of the pear-shaped slicker in the 'thick' part is 3-7 cm, the height is 2-4 cm. The color is light in youth, almost white, as it ripens, it undergoes metamorphosis until it becomes dirty brown. The surface of young mushrooms is prickly, in adults it is smooth, often coarse, with a hint of possible cracking of the peel. The skin is thick, adult mushrooms easily 'peel off', like a boiled egg. The pulp with a pleasant mushroom odor and weak taste, in youth, is white, of a wadded constitution, gradually acquires a reddish-brown color, and then seems to be wholly used for spores. In mature specimens of a pear-shaped slicker (as, indeed, in other slickers) a hole opens in the upper part, from which, in fact, spores are thrown out.

Spore powder: Brown.

Distribution: The pear-shaped puffball is found from the beginning of July (sometimes even earlier) to the end of September, bears fruit evenly, without showing any particular cyclicality. It grows in groups, large and dense, on thoroughly rotted, mossy wood remains of both deciduous and coniferous species.

Similar species: Pronounced pseudopods and growing method (decaying wood, in large groups) do not allow the pear-shaped slicker to be confused with any other common members of the Lycoperdaceae family.

Edible: Like all raincoats, Lycoperdon pyriforme can be eaten until the flesh begins to darken. However, there are very different opinions about the advisability of using raincoats for food.

Remarks To write something meaningful about a pear-shaped raincoat, the author needs to think hard. This is amazing because raincoats are something we encounter every day. Another thing is even more surprising. I have never seen a basket full of raincoats. Despite the fact that they grow often and everywhere, everyone knows that you can eat them if there is nothing more, and many collect them quite meaningfully. But I have never seen a basket of raincoats alone, small white balls covered with delicate pollen. Would like to watch. It must be a very inspiring sight.

Pear-shaped raincoat (Lycoperdon pyriforme) Pear-shaped raincoat (Lycoperdon pyriforme) Pear-shaped raincoat (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

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