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Earthball

Observed: 20th October 2013 By: greenmagsgreenmags’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensgreenmags’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Earthball sp? Larger of the two fruiting bodies slightly bigger than large hen's egg; no visible stalk; brown, 'crazed' surface, blackish gills visible through split. Seen at top of a sloping sheep pasture...plenty of oak and hawthorn nearby. (Snapped in pouring rain which may have darkened colour)

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

marksteer's picture

Was this on sandy soil? Looks

Was this on sandy soil? Looks like S.cepa!

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

greenmags's picture

Thanks Marksteer; soil not

Thanks Marksteer; soil not noticably sandy (even when it's not just mud!), although bedrock in this part of Herefordshire is green sandstone...