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Ball Fungi


Ball fungi will be familiar to most of us as we tended to stamp on them when we were younger just to see the smoke emerge in clouds! There are several species of ball fungi, not all of them puffballs.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Common Earth Ball

Scleroderma citrinum

Stump Puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme

Common Puffball

Lycoperdon perlatum

Giant Puffball

Calvatia gigantea

Pestle Puffball

Lycoperdon excipuliforme

Grey Puffball

Bovista plumbea