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Observed: 16th October 2012 By: markandfranmarkandfran’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmarkandfran’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

about 15cm end to end. I assume it's an earthball, can it be id'ed this late on in it's life?


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) interacts


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Has it come off a branch?

It looks like itwas maybe growing on a branch. Where did you find it? Have you got any shots on the underside. I'm very intrigued.

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No underside shots

No underside shots unfortunately apologies. This shot is in situ. It was growing on a ridge alongside an old road through the woods. The moss covers very sandy soil and tree roots, so it's possible it was growing from either.

Didn't think too much of it at the time, I assumed it was just the remains of an earthball of some kind. I'm just about to upload a pic of some smaller earthballs that were growing in similar places, that may be a useful reference?

Very cool looking thing though.