Elaphomyces asperulus - The fruiting body has a diameter of 10 to 50 mm, in the shape of a spherical, often longitudinally flattened. Surface covered with low, dull, sometimes slightly sharpened warts. The colors are initially matte-yellow, cinnamon, in older nutty fruiting bodies.
Peridium, 2 to 5 mm thick, younger fruiting bodies thicker, older ones thinner, during drying it hardens, over time it becomes mushy and separates from the bark. On the cross-section of beige, white-gray (extremely gray or gray-blue), after soaking with gray-pink water.
Soil on the cross-section initially marbled, with broad gray-pink dissepiments separating the brown-black fragments with spores. After the spores have matured, the septum fades and the soil becomes homogeneous, powdery in a dry state, after soaking with water, a smear.
Occurrence: In deciduous or coniferous forests, usually under spruce and common pine. It occurs throughout the year.
Value: Unaffected fungus.