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More Puffballs

Observed: 10th October 2011 By: timmy tiptoes
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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I think these are the same type of Puffball as my previous observation but observed in a completely different location. Again small white rounded body with short stem - warty, sandy top and thin skin revealing greeny brown spores.


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From the shape with that

From the shape with that clearly defined stalk I wondered if these might be Pestle Puffballs, but if that brown spot is an "apical pore" then my book says that distinguishes them as Common Puffballs...

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Hi - thanks for your observation and looking it up on 'Wild about Britain' website, I think I will stick with my original observation as I do think that the brown spot on the top of the bigger one in the photo is the place where the spores come out. Very similar looking though I do agree!