Bovista is another name for Puff Ball. It is a member of the Gastromycetes family. Bovista can be found in Europe. Both the aerial parts and the spores of Bovista can be used in medicinal formulas. Bovista consists of amino acids, glucosamine, sterol, enzymes, and urea. Bovista has been used for skin disorders and nosebleeds. Young bovista mushrooms can be eaten.