Habitat: Conifer forests and alpine habitats
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Lycoperdon nigrescens (= L. foetidum Bonorden) is widespread and occurs in summer and fall in conifer and hardwood forests as well as alpine habitats. The fruitbodies are somewhat pear-shaped with a distinct stipe and fine strands attached to the base. It is one of the darker colored species with light to dark brown pyramid-like spines that break away leaving a reticulate pattern on the exposed surface of the peridium. Between the spines the surface is smooth and brownish to blackish brown.