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Remarks (internal):Commonly called the “pestle puffball,” L. excipuliforme usually fruits in groups from summer to autumn in coniferous and deciduous woodlands (Jordan 2006). It is characterized by large basidiomes consisting of an upper spore case and long pseudostipe and by the presence of slit-like pores in its capillitial threads. Lycoperdon perlatum Pers., which also develops the same reticulate pattern over the endoperidial surface as the larger verrucae slough off, differs in its smaller stature and the absence of a well-developed elongated pseudostipe. Lycoperdon excipuliforme is new to the mycoflora of Pakistan. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Lycoperdon excipuliforme (Scop.) Pers., Syn. meth. fung.: 143 (1801) Fig. 2
Gasterocarp elliptical to turbinate, 30-50 mm diam. x 50 mm high; spore case broad, globose to subglobose; ostiole present, irregular. Sterile Base present, and forming a well-developed pseudostipe, attached to the substrata by well developed rhizomorphs, these white, branched, thick, and heavily encrusted with soil particles, and woody debris. Peridium layered, thickness ≤ 1 mm. Exoperidium dull brown, fragile, in the form of granules which later slough off. Endoperidium dull, golden brown, papery. Gleba dark brown, pulverulent.
Basidiospores globose to subglobose, dark brown, 5.3-6.7 µm diam. (4.4-5.5 µm excluding ornamentation), verrucose (verrucae ≤ 1 µm), numerous sterigmal remnants present in mounts, these up to 35.6 µm long. Capillitium Lycoperdon-type, capillitial threads 1.14-6.8 µm diam., branched, (dichotomous when occurring), thick-walled (walls ≤ 2 µm), sub undulated to undulate, aseptate, having slit-like pores, with attenuate tips. Paracapillitium absent. Exoperidium composed of subglobose sphaerocysts. Endoperidium composed of unbranched, septate hyphae.
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