Common Earthball?

Common Earthball?

Observation - Common Earthball? - UK and Ireland. Description: On a rotted, mossy pine stump. Size 30-55mm. I have shown the cut section of the largest specimen sh

On a rotted, mossy pine stump. Size 30-55mm. I have shown the cut section of the largest specimen showing the dark purplish inner with fine white veining. The smaller specimen had much reduced paler purple centre and creamy outer. No stem detected but smell quite strong which I thought rather soapy. The brown, patterned outer shell was very hard.