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This one was about a handspan (25cm) across. They can get very much larger.

They always grow on the soil, never on rotten wood. I have found them in fields where sheep or cattle have grazed.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus m4/3 30mm f3.5 ED macro, 1/80 at f10 ISO 1250, hand-held.

The stereos are crosseye and conventional.

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Oct 23, 2022 at 03:31 AM
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Quite edible but not the tastiest of mushrooms.


Oct 23, 2022 at 04:23 PM
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Have never seen this before. Very interesting. Nice shots

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Oct 23, 2022 at 05:59 PM
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Nice find! I've only been able to find relatively small ones when I've been out.


Oct 23, 2022 at 07:25 PM
 


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Pitter wrote:
Quite edible but not the tastiest of mushrooms.


My wife and son love them but I find them disappointing.

A general comment for all: These and other edible puffballs are not edible when they turn brown internally as the spores ripen.

Harold

birdied wrote:
Have never seen this before. Very interesting. Nice shots

Birdie


Thanks Birdie. They can look a bit like a human skull in the undergrowth!

Harold

Krebs wrote:
Nice find! I've only been able to find relatively small ones when I've been out.


Thanks. They are very localised and, in about 10 years of visits to about 8 mushroom-rich localities each year with our fungus recording group, this is the first time I have seen one, although I have found them elsewhere, on pasture.

Harold



Oct 24, 2022 at 12:32 AM
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It is important to slice it down the middle to confirm it isn't an unopened Amanita verna.


Oct 25, 2022 at 05:47 PM
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Pitter wrote:
It is important to slice it down the middle to confirm it isn't an unopened Amanita verna.


I now what you mean. I have seen A. verna elsewhere. This one was identified by a leading expert.

Harold



Oct 25, 2022 at 10:34 PM







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