Enteridium lycoperdon

    Alt Name
    Reticularia lycoperdon
    Description

    It starts off as a white globular mass about the size of half a golf ball, and then develops a silver-grey papery skin beneath which the brown spores develop.ÿWhen the seeds have been dispersed all they leave behind is a faint brown 'spore print' patch on the tree bark.

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    Habitat

    On tree bark.

    When to see it

    Spring.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map