Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: 1.5-8cm tall.  Pear to pestle shaped which starts off white then becomes brown with apical pore from which spores are ejected.  Densely covered in warty spines that are easily removed and which leave angular marks on the fruit body surface (peridium).   GLEBA: Starting white and firm becoming grey-green to brown and eventually become a brown powdery mass of spores. SPORES: Yellowish, globular. HABITAT: Both deciduous and coniferous forests. SEASON: Common throughout.  Summer to Autumn. EDIBILITY: Edible and quite tasty when young. 

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