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mushroom foraging guide Pestle Puffball

Names

Common: Pestle Puffball

Latin: Handkea excipuliformis

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Edible only when young and the flesh is white throughout.

Season

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Description

Cap: 8-20cm Pestle shaped. Pale buff at first, darker later. Covered in small spiny scales.

Spores: Purple-brown

Flesh: White when young, later powdery and brown (except in the base)

Habitat: On the ground in pasture or woodland

Frequency: Common