puffballs


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puffballs

FUNGI in the BASIDIOMYCOTA that have been classified in the ORDER Lycoperdales. The FRUITING BODY (basidiocarp) is often sessile and the spores are readily puffed out of it if disturbed by passing animals, for example, or by raindrops falling on it.