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Potato Earthball

Scleroderma bovista

Description:

an earthball with a peridium that is firm dry and smooth when young but developing cracks when mature; pale orange-yellow when young and reddish brown at maturity,smooth earthball genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles

Notes:

spotted in a forest a few kw from my house

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4 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

I like its name.

Thanks Arlanda and J for your nice words

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

nice ones!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Nov 4, 2012
Submitted on Nov 6, 2012

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