Stinky raincoat (Lycoperdon nigrescens)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
- Genus: Lycoperdon (Raincoat)
- Species: Lycoperdon nigrescens (Stinky Raincoat)
The current name is Lycoperdon nigrescens (according to Species Fungorum).
External description A fairly common variety is a brown raincoat with curved dark spikes. Reverse pear-shaped fruiting bodies, which are densely covered with dark brown bent thorns inclined to each other, forming star-shaped clusters, have a diameter of 1-3 centimeters and a height of 1.5-5 cm.At first, they are white-yellowish inside, then olive-brown . At the bottom, they are pulled back into a narrow, short, leg-like, non-fertile part. The smell of young fruiting bodies resembles luminous gas. Globular, warty brown spores with a diameter of 4-5 microns.
Habitat Quite often grow in mixed, coniferous, rarely in deciduous forests, mainly under spruce in the foothills.
Similar species In a significant way, the smelly slicker is similar to the edible pearl slicker, characterized by straight ocher thorns on fruiting bodies, a whitish coloration and a pleasant mushroom smell.
Photo of the mushroom Smelly raincoat from the questions in recognition: