Puffballs & Allies

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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These are known colloquially as the stomach fungi. The spore material is contained within the body of the fungus and is released when the outer case splits or is broken. This is often weeks or months after the fungus matures. Many of the species are edible while the spores are white and immature.
Earthstar (above), Puffball (far left), and Earthball (left) 45% life size