Lycoperdon bovista Fr. 

Family : Lycoperdaceae

Local name : Dhulion (As.)

Saprophytic fungus, generally grows as saprophytes in the grassy open fields; fruit bodies arise on the mycelial cords; mature fruit bodies are globose or pear-shaped or  top-shaped structure, which may be sessile or may have a sterile stalklike base.

Distribution : Common on grassy play ground and grassland.

Uses :  Spores used in cuts and wounds and ringworm.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam