SU7990 : Giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea) - found growing in sheep pasture

taken 4 years ago, near to Frieth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea) - found growing in sheep pasture
Giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea) - found growing in sheep pasture
This specimen must have been about 25cm across. There is a certain resemblance to a human skull, and I wonder whether the name Calvatia is some reference to this. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7964 9096 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.7109N 0:51.0753W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7964 9096
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