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Lycoperdon nigrescens
dark puffball, dusky puffball

Habitat: Conifer forests and alpine habitats

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Lycoperdon nigrescens (= L. foetidum Bonorden) is widespread and occurs in summer and fall in conifer and hardwood forests as well as alpine habitats. The fruitbodies are somewhat pear-shaped with a distinct stipe and fine strands attached to the base. It is one of the darker colored species with light to dark brown pyramid-like spines that break away leaving a reticulate pattern on the exposed surface of the peridium. Between the spines the surface is smooth and brownish to blackish brown.

Accepted Name:
Lycoperdon nigrescens Wahlenb.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lycoperdon nigrescens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Lycoperdon nigrescens photos

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