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Stalked puffball 7 Mar 2013 15-39 cropped

Observed: 7th March 2013 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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stalked puffball 7 Mar 2013 15-39 cropped
Description:

Tiniest of 3 puffball species seen at this Dutch sand dune site

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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JonathanLovely find. The Key

Jonathan
Lovely find. The Key to British Tulostoma says that T niveum grows on mossy tussocks on limestone rocks whereas T brumale is a sand lover.
The spores are quite different did you look at them?

Ps never having seen any I am quite jealous whichever it is

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Thanks. It was not me that

Thanks. It was not me that found it. I was just there. Did not look at the spores but the habitat was a sand dune so this must be T. brumale. Would you like to add this as a revised ID?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)