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Common earthball

Scleroderma citrinum


Earthballs are superficially similar to, and considered look-alikes of the edible puffball, but whereas the Puffball has a single opening on top through which the spores are dispersed, the earthball just breaks up to release the spores. Moreover, Scleroderma citrinum has much firmer flesh and a dark gleba (interior) much earlier in development than puffballs. Scleroderma citrinum has no stem but is attached to the soil by mycelial cords. The peridium, or outer wall, is thick and firm, usually ochre yellow externally with irregular warts.




They look like potatoes and are more or less of the sime size.

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Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 11 years ago

Alright, I was able to find a few: there are two Sulfur Tuft spottings, the Beechwood Sickener, and the Blusher (if eaten raw or undercooked) that you can add. I can't thank you enought. :)

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 11 years ago

I'll gladly take a look at your fungi spottings! :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Ivan, if you see more poisonous that I have let me know, to post them in the mission. Thanks! :-)

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 11 years ago

These guys are poisonous! Ill side-effects, but you'll live. :)
I see you joined my mission, and S. citrinum definitely belongs to the list of poisonous mushrooms!

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

I don´t think so..maybe but I would not try :-)

ShaumingLo 11 years ago


The MnMs
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The MnMs

Grez-Doiceau, Région wallonne, Belgium

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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