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Unknown Hemispherical Puffball type fungi

Observed: 4th April 2011 By: Paul FosterPaul Foster’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPaul Foster’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPaul Foster’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Unknown Fungi III
Unknown Fungi II
Unknown Fungi I
Description:

This fungi started out as a white sponge-like mass, then through a purple-ish phase, finally as a hemispherical ball made up of a light brown "dust", all in four days.
On a decaying branch of a living tree, which maybe hazel, but I cannot be sure until it comes into leaf.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Reticularia lycoperdon interacts