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Common Puffball

Observed: 17th August 2011 By: hilaryphilaryp’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenshilaryp’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

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miked's picture

Probably is L. perlatum but

Probably is L. perlatum but those spines on the cap don't look quite right to me. Do you have any clearer images showing detail on the cap.

flaxton's picture

Looking closer I think you

Looking closer I think you are right Mike. It looks to have converging hairs rather than the pyrimidal warts of perlatum.
Was the photo taken with flash?

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My camera does add flash when it's a bit overcast and gloomy, so "yes" on this occasion. I will see if I can enlarge an image to get a better look.