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Common earth ball - Scleroderma citrinum The body cut open to expose the unrepentant spores of the earth ball. Common Earthball,Scleroderma citrinum Click/tap to enlarge

Common earth ball - Scleroderma citrinum

The body cut open to expose the unrepentant spores of the earth ball.

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Scleroderma citrinum, commonly known as the common earthball, pigskin poison puffball, or common earth ball, is the most common species of earthball in the UK and occurs widely in woods, heathland and in short grass from Autumn to Winter. Scleroderma citrinum has two synonyms, Scleroderma aurantium (Vaill.) and Scleroderma vulgare Horn.

Earthballs are superficially similar to, and considered look-alikes of the edible puffball, but whereas the Puffball has a single opening on top through.. more

Similar species: Boletes
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Mar 18, 2019. Captured Mar 17, 2019 19:24.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO800
  • 180mm