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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Agaricales:> Agaricaceae:> , Bovista, Calvatia, Lycoperdon,
These were, until recently, in the Lycoperdaceae family, but now, from DNA evidence, they are placed here in the Agaricaceae. Puffballs have a soft, fleshy texture that remains white inside until they reach nearly full size. The spores themselves are entangled amongst a brown cotton wool-like fibre, which ensures that they drift out sparingly over a period of time. 
Genus: Bovista
A grassland species found in early autuam most often on lawns
Bovista sp.Bovista species
Genus: Calvatia
In this genus, spores are released by irregular cracking of the wall.
Calvatia lilacinaCalvatia lilacina
Calvatia giganteaCalvatia gigantea
Genus: Lycoperdon
Lycoperdon perlatum
Lycoperdon excipuliformeLycoperdon excipuliforme
Morganella compactaLycoperdon compactum
Lycoperdon  speciesLycoperdon species
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