Last October we visited Belgium for our half term holiday and while we were there I took loads of photos of fungi. I am now about to scrap them and I just can't identify this one. I have done a load of google searches to try and find a similar specimen with no luck, so I am asking if anyone has any idea what it is ? If it helps it was growing in a lightly wooded area in Belgium outside our villa, it was under deciduous trees.
It has the more gorgeous texture, looks like suede. Some shots of common puffballs look similar, but they seem to have a far spikier surface, so are there any amateur fungi fanciers out there who can identify this mystery plant?