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Puffball, Common (Lycoperdon perlatum)
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Puffball, Common (Lycoperdon perlatum)

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Initially the skin is covered in conical warts but these fall off leaving a mesh like pattern on a brown paper like skin. This then ruptures to form a small apical pore through which the pores escape. Young specimens are firma nd white inside.
2-5cms diametre
Found in leaf litter in deciduous and coniferous woods, late summer to autumn.
Edible when still young and firm.

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