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Posted by hoe_hoe_hoe 6b (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 29, 06 at 15:26

First collection. Black inside.
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Second collection from another location. Also black inside and much bigger than the first ones.
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Any tentative ids?

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RE: puffballs

these 'puffballs' are called 'earth balls', and unlike true puffballs are poisonous

try googling 'scleroderma earth balls'

if you cut them in half when they're just beginning to mature, the centre is flushed a lovely purple

Here is a link that might be useful: photos

RE: puffballs

All puffballs tend to have black spore mass inside when mature. Your photos look like scleroderma citrinum, a poisonous mushroom.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scleroderma citrinum

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