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Species Account for Battarrea phalloides


Battarrea phalloides  (Dicks.) Pers.
Sandy Stilt Puffball
Fungi: Battarreaceae

Battarrea phalloides

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W&C Act: Schedule 8
BAP status: UKBAP  
Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 2
First Record: 2008
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 2
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 2
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Battarrea phalloides
Battarrea phalloides

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Taxonomic group: fungi (Fungi) - Available county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Found on hedgebank in north-east Essex. The Epping Forest record is a mystery. No material exists in the national herbaria, no written notice has been found other than the inclusion in the 1938 Epping List and it is such a rare fungus that one would have expected it to be written up by Pearson somewhere. Its presence in Epping must be considered unlikely and the record highly dubious, but cannot be ruled out. It prefers dry, sandy soils such as those of Suffolk or Norfolk.


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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2 records with habitat detail and method information)

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