Lycoperdon excipuliforme - The mushroom reaches 80-150 mm high and 30-100 mm wide; it is large, long-tailed, club-shaped, round-headed, and clearly separated into an expanded upper part - a pear-shaped head with soil and a barren, narrower base; the head is white in young fruiting bodies, and in older ones cream or ocher; it is covered with small, easy to wipe warts or spines; has a two-layer cover: the outer cover (exoperidium) initially has a smooth surface, which with age becomes rough, fine-grained and cracked into small plots; the inner shell (endoperidium) is thin and brittle, it breaks into fragments that stick to the soil for a long time and fall off along with its pieces.
The stem / base is usually half the height of the sporocarps, but can grow to three-quarters of its height; it is wrinkled, folded, dimpled, spongy.
The inside of the sporocarps: the soil in the head is white and dense in young sporocarps, and as it ripens, it becomes olive, brown and woolly-powdery, dry, powdered; after complete maturation of the spores it decays; the subsoil in the narrower part of the fruiting body is multi-chamber, brown after ripening.
Occurrence: frequent; sporocarps grow from July to November, singly or in several, most often in deciduous forests, less often in deciduous forests, but it can also be found outside of forests, on meadows and pastures.
Value: edible when the inside of the pericarp is white.