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Devil's snuff-box

Devil's snuff-box or the common puffball. Captured on Sep 13, 2009 in Tampere, Finland.



The common puffball, gem-studded puffball or devil's snuff-box (Lycoperdon perlatum) is a moderate-sized puffball mushroom with a round fruiting body tapering to a wide stalk. It is off-white with a top covered in short spiny bumps or 'jewels'.


When mature they become brown and a hole in the top opens to release spores in a burst when the body is compressed by raindrops, a touch, falling nuts, etc.


- Wikipedia


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Taken on September 13, 2009