Lycoperdon


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Lycoperdon

(lī'kō-per'don),
A genus of fungi (family Lycoperdaceae), some species of which have been used medicinally, for example, in alternative medicine, by nasal inhalation to treat epistaxis. The spores of Lycoperdon bovista (Lycoperdon gemmatum, Lycoperdon caelatum) and of Lycoperdon pyriforme may rarely produce lycoperdonosis.
Synonym(s): puffball
[G. lykos, wolf, + perdomai, to break wind]
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Lycoperdon in Eastern Canada with special reference to the Ottawa District.
Capillitium hyaline, 2-6 [micron]m diam, septate, dissociating at the septa, lycoperdon type, smooth, without pores, elastic, with 1 [micron]m thick walls.
Las caracteristicas mas importantes que distinguen esta nueva especie son: exoperidio corchoso, suave, uniestratificado, pseudoparenquimatoso; endoperidio delgado, papiraceo, dextrinoide; subgleba celular; capilicio septado, disociado en el septo, de tipo lycoperdon, sin poros, elastico y esporas amigdaloides, 4-6(-7) x 2.5-4.5 [micron]m con equinulaciones alineadas formando crestas, 0,8-1 [micron]m de altura.
Histopathologic examination of the lung biopsy specimens revealed an inflammatory process and the presence of yeast-like structures consistent with Lycoperdon spores.
Bioactive components of these Cantharellus mushrooms were significantly higher than some widely used edible mushrooms such as species of Lycoperdon, Clavaria, Ramaria, Marasmius, Pleurotus, Russula (Turkoglu et al., 2007; Yaltirak et al., 2009; Ramesh and Pattar, 2010).
La distribucion en Europe des varietes ericaceum et subareolatum de Lycoperdon ericaceum (Gasteromycetes).