Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Apioperdon pyriforme
SmellEarthy Mushroom-Like Putrid
SeasonJune - November
Size2 to 8 cm
CapBlue Brown Orange White
FleshBrown Gray Green White
StemBrown White Yellow
Spore DustBrown Red
Etymology and Classification of Apioperdon pyriforme
|Scientific name||Apioperdon pyriforme|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||2017|
|Authors||A Vizzini & E. Ercole|
Description of Apioperdon pyriforme
Occurrence and Growth
Apioperdon pyriforme (English: Stump puffball) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on woods. Its main season begins in June and ends in November.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Apioperdon pyriforme is edible. The mushroom tastes mild and mushroom-like. Its smell can be described as earthy, mushroom-like, and putrid.
Shape and Surface
Apioperdon pyriforme commonly measures from 2 to 8 cm. The cap is shaped pointed. The fruit body is tufted. The stem is brittle. The stem surface is flaky.
The cap of Apioperdon pyriforme is frequently colored blue, brown, orange, and white. The color of the flesh is often brown, gray, green, and white. The stem is often colored brown, white, and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored brown and red.
Etymology and Classification
Apioperdon pyriforme was scientifically described by A Vizzini & E. Ercole and effectively published in 2017. The name Apioperdon pyriforme is of type combination. Apioperdon pyriforme has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Apioperdon pyriforme is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Lycoperdaceae, Apioperdon. For further information, please see A Vizzini et al. (2017, p. 81).
Apioperdon pyriforme is also known for its latin synonyms Utraria pyriformis, Morganella pyriformis, Lycoperdon pyriforme.
Vizzini, A; Ercole, E. 2017. Detecting the phylogenetic position of Bovista acuminata (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) by an ITS-LSU combined analysis: the new genus Bryoperdon and revisitation of Lycoperdon subgen. Apioperdon. Phytotaxa. 299(1):77-86