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
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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, ..."