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Giant Puffball Calvatia gigantea

A large, white, typically very spherical fungus which can grow up to the size of a football!

Conservation status

Not threatened.

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An old country name for the giant puffball is bulfe.

Pieces of the dried spongy spore-mass were kept to staunch bleeding in injured farm animals – and, no doubt, humans.

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