Definition of Family 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 Family Lycoperdaceae
Literary usage of Family Lycoperdaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1902)
"Family LYCOPERDACEAE BOVISTA PILA B. & C. Common in fields. BOVISTA PLUMBEA Pers. Common in sandy ground near the ocean. ..."
2. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"The ordinary puff-balls form the family Lycoperdaceae* which makes up the present order. In various parts of the country they take the names of smoke-balls ..."
3. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1903)
"Family, Lycoperdaceae. This puff ball of a dark-brown color, when mature, is usually abundant in pastures, where it may be gathered in any season. ..."
4. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"Many common puff-balls belong to the genus Lycoperdon, the type of the family Lycoperdaceae, of which there are a good many species. ..."