Next  Page Textue blk
Common Earth-ball Fungus Andy

  Common Earth-ball Fungus (Scleroderma Citrinum)     

A very common poisonous fungus which has a tough outer skin covered with warty scales grows in acid soils and I often see them growing along paths in pine forests in the New Forest. The rounded fruitbody is attached to the ground by white mycelia. When eventually the skin of the earth-ball ruptures and clouds of spores can be seen leaving a large opening, dispersed by the wind and the rain.

  Location: New Forest National Park

Fungi 350w12