Scaly Earthball - Scleroderma verrucosum
Fruit body 2.5 to 5cm across, subglobose often flattened on top, tapering into a long, thick stem-like base which is usually prominently ribbed, and yellowish to brown covered in small brownish scales, the thin leathery wall breaking open irregularly above when mature.
On sandy soil in woods or heaths.
Summer to late autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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