Pretty sure this is a giant puffball! Any possible poisonous species I could have mistaken it for?


I had the 'Giant Puffball' positively identified by three other people, and it was delicious! Very creamy texture, pungent aroma.

It seems the biggest danger in identification is when they're very small. Several Amanita species look like tiny eggs when they start out, and can be deadly.

Would be a shame to pick puffballs when they're that small anyway, they can grow more than 30cm wide apparently.

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@douginamug Most puffballs are small all the time, so it's more those ones that pose a risk methinks

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