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Huge round fungus lump

Observed: 9th September 2013 By: shurick88shurick88’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

On the second picture you can see the bite marks. Left by a slug?
It was found under a horse chestnut.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Amadan's picture

What size was it?

I'm assuming it had no stem - in which case it could be a Giant Puffball Langermannia gigantea, and lots of creatures including slugs take advantage of them.

shurick88's picture

Puffball

Hello! Yes, that's right, no stem and it was quite big, much bigger than a fist.
I looked up Giant Puffball and I am quite sure that's the one.
Tank you!

Amadan's picture

You should add it

As a formal identification. Others can then either agree or offer an alternative.
Be quick, or the "predators" may beat you to it!

shurick88's picture

Thanks

I just didn't want to get credit for your identification.
Never mind :)

Amadan's picture

There ought to be a word

For people who leap in with an identification, when someone else has suggested that the person who posted the observation should do so.

antonypod56's picture

doubt

sorry i thought u were in doubt and it wasnt a new posting. my mistake. a.p.