Mosaic Puffball - Handkea utriformis
The species derives its common name 'Mosaic Puffball' from the mosaic pattern across the top and sides that develops as the fruiting body matures and the outer wall breaks up into polygonal patches. Young specimens are usually 6 to 12 cm across.
Widespread throughout Britain though seldom common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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