Definition of Lycoperdaceae
1. Noun. A fungus family belonging to the order Lycoperdales; includes puffballs.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Family
Group relationships: Lycoperdales, Order Lycoperdales
Member holonyms: Genus Lycoperdon, Lycoperdon, Puffball, True Puffball, Calvatia, Genus Calvatia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lycoperdaceae
Literary usage of Lycoperdaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... development of the basidia at once separates it from the Lycoperdaceae, and Schroeter proposes to place it in a new group of the Gasteromycetes, ..."
2. Annals of Botany (1901)
"249. curvature of roots (*), viii. 429 et seq. Lycium capense, pollination (*), v. 366. Lycoperdaceae, general account, iv. ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Among the Puff-balls (Lycoperdaceae) all the species when young and white inside are edible, that is, they are not poisonous. Some are better to the taste ..."
4. Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc by George Francis Atkinson (1900)
"PUFF-BALLS: Lycoperdaceae. This is not the place for a discussion of the different genera of the puff-balls, etc., but it might be well to say that in ..."
5. Handbook of Learned Societies and Institutions: America by James David Thompson (1908)
"The Lycoperdaceae of Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands. By CG Lloyd. These bulletins are also numbered in sub-series: no. i, 2, 6, ..."