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puffballs

FUNGI in the BASIDIOMYCOTA that have been classified in the ORDER Lycoperdales. The FRUITING BODY (basidiocarp) is often sessile and the spores are readily puffed out of it if disturbed by passing animals, for example, or by raindrops falling on it.
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The puffball and amethyst deceiver are both edible.
COUNTRYSIDE ranger Fiona Wishart has her hands full - after discovering a giant puffball mushroom.
We had found some puffballs in the field behind our house, large round mushrooms about the size of a fist or a bit bigger, and I insisted against my wife's pleading that we not have them for supper.
Giant puffballs are large, slightly flattened globeshaped fungi with a white, lumpy surface.
As out of this world as it seems, though, the UFO you've spotted has a distinctly terrestrial identity: It's an earthstar, a relative of the puffball family:
Both these types are edible although the puffballs, which have also been found at Bryngarw in the past, are definitely not edible.
To the uninitiated, this giant puffball (y goeden fwg in Welsh) is nothing more than an unidentified fungus - but for those in the know, it is revered for its delicate taste.
Kicking off, somewhat strangely, with the intro to Rihanna's Don't Stop The Music, they ventured on stage in outrageous puffball dresses to their chart-topping Hole In The Head.
Giant puffballs of soapy bubbles were spread across the grassy area in front of Middlesbrough Town Hall.
But Winn now concedes, "My guess is that with 4 out of 14 puffballs, obliquity tides are not the correct explanation.
There have been parasols, field and horse mushrooms, a few chanterelles, puffballs, and bay boletes, plus the odd prized porcini - but the real action is yet to get here.