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Puff ball type fungi

Observed: 19th September 2009 By: terrycrynantterrycrynant’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensterrycrynant’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Puff ball type fungi growing on dead tree stump.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts


terrycrynant's picture

I don't think it's

I don't think it's Reticularia lycoperdon. From the photos of R.lycoperdon the base of the fungus is its widest part.The fungi I saw was more of a sphere ,very like a common earthball but growing on a tree stump.It was about 50 mm by 70 mm. You identified another of my postings which was R.lycoperdon ,this is a different fungi.

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This looks very much like

This looks very much like Piptoporus betulinus rather than Reticularia.

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That is something new that I have learned,I have never seen piptoporus betulinus at this stage before,will try and remember for future sighting's,why are fungi so variable and difficult to ID or is it just me.