Earthball , about 7 cms across growing in the footpath.
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Did you collect it?
No, I saw it by chance...walking along,looked down and there it was...why should I have collected it?
it's just one I haven't seen
Looks like S. cepa from Collins but says 'habit sandy soils in woodland'. Not sure that part of Hampshire 'sandy'
The more I know the more I realise I don't know
yes but not Sandy..you are right there...
One of the macro features of Scleroderma cepa is the purpleish staining on the skin, most noticeable around cracks, which there is no evidence of here. The colour of the flesh is also wrong it isn't yellow in S. cepa. The most you could call this is Scleroderma.
Lat/Lng: 51.2337, -1.0485
OS grid ref: SU665487