Species: Scleroderma flavidum f. macrospora Go Back
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Description:
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These are hard lumps containing a solid mass of purplish spores. At maturity, the purple spore powder is released by the skin flaking from the top, forming a ragged crater with lobes that curl outwards.  Scleroderma flavidum f. macrospora
Spores
Common name: Earthball
Found: Under leptospermum
Substrate: Partly buried in ground
Spore: Brown
Height: 40 mm
Width: 40 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: No, bitter tasting
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Macro images:
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Scleroderma flavidum f. macrosporaScale bar PPD 81212
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 Scale = 7.2 mm.
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Scleroderma flavidum f. macrosporaScale bar  
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 Scale = 5 mm.
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Scleroderma flavidum f. macrosporaScale bar  
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  Scale = 7.2 mm.
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Scleroderma flavidum f. macrosporaScale bar  
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  Scale = 7.5 mm.
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Scleroderma flavidum f. macrosporaScale bar  
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After spore dispersal these can be mistaken as earth stars. Scale = 5 mm.
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Scleroderma flavidum f. macrosporaScale bar  
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  Scale = 5 mm.
Scleroderma flavidum f. macrosporaScale bar  
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  Scale = 5 mm.
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