Checklist of the British & Irish Basidiomycota

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Lycoperdon utriforme Bull., Herb. Fr. Champ. Hist. Champ. Fr. (Paris): 153 (1791)

Lycoperdon caelatum Bull., Herb. Fr. Champ. Hist. Champ. Fr. (Paris): tab. 430 (1789)
Lycoperdon bovista Pers., Observ. mycol. (Copenhagen) 1: 4 (1796)
Lycoperdon sinclairii Berk. ex Massee, J. Roy. Microscop. Soc.: 716 (1887)
Calvatia caelata (Bull.) Morgan, J. Cincinnati Soc. Nat. Hist. 12: 169 (1890)
Calvatia utriformis (Bull.) Jaap, Verh. bot. Ver. Prov. Brandenb. 59: 37 (1918)
Handkea utriformis (Bull.) Kreisel, Nova Hedwigia 48(3-4): 288 (1989)

Habitat: On neutral to acidic soils, amongst short turf in unimproved grassland.

Notes: Occasional but widespread.

Distribution: E: o, S: o, W: o, NI: o, ROI: o, Other: Channel Islands: !; Isle of Man: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 57834; Scotland: K(M) 81128; Wales: K(M) 81131; ROI: K(M) 81129; Other: Isle of Man: K(M) 81130

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), as Calvatia utriformis, p. 246-247
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Non gilled fungi, Heterobasidiomycetes, Aphyllophorales, Gasteromycetes 2: 412 pp. (1986), as Calvatia utriformis, p. 388, pl. 509
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Heterobasidioid, Aphyllophoroid and Gasteromycetoid Basidiomycetes 3: 444 pp. (1997), as Calvatia utriformis, p. 336
D+I:, in Pegler, D.N., Læssøe, T., & Spooner, B.M, British Puffballs, Earthstars and Stinkhorns: an account of the Gasteroid Fungi: 1-255 (1995), p. 124-125, pl. Figs 93/94

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