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Stump Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme)


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The very young fruit bodies have spines but these are shed to leave a smooth surface. This species always grows on rotting wood and at its base is a root like strand. It is usually found in very large clusters. It is a very common fungus and fruits from summer to winter. Picture taken October 26th at Maulden Woods, Bedfordshire.

26th Oct 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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