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Common earthball?

Observed: 4th October 2011 By: JNTM
1. Group of four growing on bare earth
2. 55 mm diameter sample
3. Upside down - no stalk - fibrous attachment
4. Cut in two - dark mass

30-55 mm in diameter. Brown speckles on a cream base. No stalk - the flattened ball sits directly on the earth with a fibrous fixing. When cut open, reveals a dark mass (presumably developing spores?).
Growing on bare earth that was dug up last year and is still bare, in a very shaded area. Hazel and holly within 1 metre; laurel 2 metres; flowering cherry 3 metres; thuja and apple 4 metres.


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