Common: Giant Puffball
Latin: Calvatia giantea
Eating notes: The usual recommendation is to slice around 1cm thick, coat in breadcrumbs and fry. It can also be diced and added to other mushroom dishes.
Preserving: Can be frozen.
Fruit body: 12-80cm Ball-shaped. White or off-white when young, later brown. The skin is smooth and leathery.
Stem: Rudimentary or abscent. The body is attached to the ground by a root-like cord.
Flesh: White and firm when young, later brown and powdery
Habitat: Pasture land, sometimes open woodland.