Pestle Puffball

Pestle Puffball

Observation - Pestle Puffball - UK and Ireland. Description: Found on grassland along Peddar's Way. Not attached to substrate, so could have been blown to where found. 8cm high. Unusual shape with small with small top cup containing purplish-brown gleba, neck and large spongy expanded base. Spores 5 microns in diam

Found on grassland along Peddar's Way. Not attached to substrate, so could have been blown to where found. 8cm high. Unusual shape with small with small top cup containing purplish-brown gleba, neck and large spongy expanded base. Spores 5 microns in diameter, globose, warted, olive brown.