Scleroderma citrinum identification

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Scleroderma citrinum Pers. syn. S. aurantium (Vaill.) Pers. syn. S. vulgare Horn. Common Earthball, cl-roderme vulgaire, Scl-roderme orang-, Kartoffelbovist, R-t (k-z-ns-ges) -ltrifla, Scleroderma commune, tartufo falso, Aardappelbovist. Fruit body 2-10cm across, subglobose, attached to the substrate by cord-like mycelial threads, wall dirty yellow to ochre-brown, thick and tough, coarsely scaly, breaking open irregularly to liberate the spores. Gleba purplish-black at first patterned by whitish veins, powdery when mature. Spores brown, globose, with a net-like ornamentation, 9-13m in diameter. Habitat on mossy or peaty ground on heaths or in rich woodland, especially on sandy soil. Season late summer to early winter. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.
This species is sometimes parasitized by Boletus parasiticus.

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More info about Scleroderma citrinum mushroom

Stem type:
Lateral
rudimentary or absent
Inedible
Habitat:
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Other
Fungus colour:
Yellow
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
North America
Europe
Common Earthball, Kartoffelbovist, R�t �ltrifla, k�z�ns�ges �ltrifla, Scl�roderme orang�, Scl�roderme vulgaire
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Phallales
Family:
Sclerodermataceae
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:43:05

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