Definition of Genus lycoperdon
1. Noun. Genus of fungi whose fruiting body tapers toward a base consisting of spongy mycelium.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Lycoperdaceae, Lycoperdaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lycoperdon
Literary usage of Genus lycoperdon
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1. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"It has been transferred from the genus Lycoperdon to the genus Calvatia because it ruptures the peridium irregularly to discharge its spores, ..."
2. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1801)
"Trans, it is referred to the genus Lycoperdon, and Mr. Dickson has introduced it in his Fasc. Plant. Cryptog. p. ..."
3. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvement of the by William Withering (1830)
"Trans, it is referred to the genus Lycoperdon, and Dickson has introduced it in his Fasc. Plant. Cryptog. p. 24, under the name of L. phalloides. ..."
4. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George Massee (1892)
"As defined above. the genus Lycoperdon is distinguished by the spinose, warted, or smooth and deciduous outer layer of the peridium, ..."
5. Journal of the British Dental Association by British Dental Association (1895)
"I wish to draw attention to the fact that 1 have found the greatest virtue to lie in the genus lycoperdon bovista. The genus giganteum is the largest and ..."