QUODITCH EDUCATION DEVON
Gasteromycetes are fungi that grow on the ground and therefore protect their spore-producing areas. This mass of spores (usually powdery) is called a gleba. It remains inside the fungus until it is ready for release. They are sometimes called "Stomach Fungi".
This page contains details of the various
puffballs and stinkhorns that we have found at Quoditch
The earthball is a common fungus, this one was photographed in
the Ride in October 1998. When it is cut open the inside looks like a
dirty grey fine earth.
Go back to MAIN FUNGI PAGE
Page last updated 18th January 1999
Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain and
Europe, Roger Phillips (Macmillan Reference
Country Guides - Fungi of Britain and Northern
Europe, Paul Sterry (Chancellor Press 1991)
A Magna Field Guide - Mushrooms, Mirko Svrcek
(Magna Books 1994)
Encyclopaedia of Fungi - Gerrit J Keiser (Rebo Productions 1997)
Field Guide to the Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe - David Pegler (Kingfisher Books 1998)
PHOTOGRAPHS on this web site may be freely used for non-profitmaking educational purposes. For other uses please contact us.
Return to HOMEPAGE