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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
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Description:

Puff ball type fungi growing on dead tree stump.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts

Comments

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.

flaxton's picture

This looks very much like

This looks very much like Piptoporus betulinus rather than Reticularia.

Fenwickfield's picture

New

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.

Sheila

Fenwickfield