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mushroom foraging guide Mosaic Puffball

Names

Common: Mosaic Puffball

Latin: Handkea utriformis

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Only edible while still white inside.

Season

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Description

Fruit body: 6-12cm Pale grey brown. Pear-shaped, tapering into a short base. Surface scurfy with fibrous warts, often dividing into hexagonal patches.

Spores: Olive-brown.

Flesh: White and moist when young, later powdery and olive-brown.

Habitat: In grass. Sometimes appearing in groups.

Frequency: Frequent