Observation 386687: Bovista plumbea Pers.

Full taxonomic description:

HABITAT—A common puffball often found in moist grass, in dispersed grass on soil, in meadows or open fields, and near bodies of water, along lake banks, and along stream banks. Solitary to gregarious, sometime found in ferry-rings in wet years, scattered in grass, or solitary on soil. Commonly found on golf courses with regular irrigation, and year-round along the central coast of California in irrigated lawns and cemeteries. Among the Geographic Subdivisions of California, this species is found in Northwestern California, in the Cascade Range, in the Great Central Valley, along the Sierra Nevada, in Central Western California, and in Southwestern California.

DISTRIBUTION—A global puffball and known from many parts of the United States. Previously reported from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Also reported from Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Solomon Islands, and Sweden.

Proposed Names

83% (1)
Recognized by sight: See Notes
Used references: The Lycoperdaceae of California
Based on microscopic features: See Notes

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