False Puffball - Reticularia lycoperdon
Cauliflower Slime Mould
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.
On tree bark.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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