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Here we have an interesting rare find which is easily identified given it is bursting out of the common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) which is because of its parasitic relationship with this species.

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I’ll make a video on the poisonous common Earthball another time but I don’t regularly stumble across the Boletus parasiticus. I also think I have a fascination with the name.

Found some other articles online saying they do little or no damage to the Earthball but looking at the discolouration and state of some of the earthballs with the parasitic Bolete in the past it’s difficult to agree. Anyhow…something in this situation is certainly taking away from the Earthball.


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