Scleroderma areolatum identification

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Scleroderma areolatum Ehr. syn. S. lycoperdoides Schwein. Netzbovist Pikkelyes (leop-rd) -ltrifla Leopard Earthball. Fruit body 1-3(4)cm across, subglobose, tapering into a thick rooting stalk which passes into a few strong mycelial strands, yellowish-brown covered in smooth very dark scales surrounded by a ring giving a dotted, reticulate pattern when the scales have been worn off, opening by an irregular slit or pore. Gleba deep purplish-brown. Spores dark brown, globose, 9-14m in diameter, covered in spines 1.5m long. Habitat damp places on bare ground or amongst sparse grass or moss. Season autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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More info about Scleroderma areolatum mushroom

Stem type:
Lateral
rudimentary or absent
Inedible
Habitat:
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Other
Fungus colour:
Brown
Yellow
Normal size:
Less than 5cm
Location:
North America
Europe
Leopard Earthball, Netzbovist, Pikkelyes (leop�rd) �ltrifla
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Phallales
Family:
Sclerodermataceae
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:42:55

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