At base of birch
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I would suggest it to be a Stump Puffball
(Lycoperdon pyriforme) as it was found at the base of a birch tree. I believe L. pyriforme is the only puffball to be found growing on trees.
Thanks very much. These were definitely growing on the ground but abutting the base of the tree. I suppose the mycelia were probably on the tree itself though.
They were about 1.5 cm diameter. I'll keep and eye on them and see how they develop to see if that helps to disambiguate them.
Don't be so certain about stump puffball being only species found on wood. there has been many times I have found various species not growing "to book" strangest? False Morels growing on rotting Beech trunk 50cm above the ground!!!!
the mycelium was most certainly in the ground below and connected to nearby Pine.
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Lat/Lng: 51.0897, 0.0434
OS grid ref: TQ432342