MUSHROOM WORLD
www.mushroom.world
Your resource for fungi information
Bovista plumbea   (Common Tumbling Puffball)
Family
Lycoperdaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
2-3 cm diameter * 2-3 cm tall
Edibility

Description
This small, white, rounded structure is attached to the stony surface by several strands. It often live scattered to clustered in disturbed areas, especially in sparse grass and pastures.

Fruiting body attached to the substrate by a tuft of mycelium, and spherical to slightly compressed. The surface is white, becoming buff to pale-tan and minutely tomentose. It is falling away in flakes at maturity to reveal dark grey papery contents. Spores are olive to sepia-brown.

Bovista plumbea on the www.first-nature.com web site.



WARNING

If you plan to collect fungi to be eaten, misidentified mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.