Lycoperdaceae

plural noun Ly·co·per·da·ce·ae \ˌlīkō(ˌ)pərˈdāsēˌē\

Definition of Lycoperdaceae

  1. :  a family of fungi (order Lycoperdales) comprising the puffballs and having a spherical fruiting body with a flexible peridium of two or three layers enclosing a chambered gleba that appears solid and white when young and at maturity is filled with masses of powdery dark spores

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Origin and Etymology of lycoperdaceae

New Latin, from Lycoperdon, type genus + -aceae


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