Scleroderma cepa

Scleroderma cepa

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(A puff ball or stone fungus)

FAMILY

Sclerodermataceae

Species

Scleroderma cepa

Common name

A puff ball or stone fungus

Colour

Yellow to brownish yellow

Habitat

In woodland often associated with eucalypts

Description

The name Scleroderma refers to the hard skin surrounding the spore mass. The fruiting body is globose to slightly flattened 6-10 cm diameter. Outer surface yellow to yellow-brown with markings resembling scales. Cracks open irregularly to reveal dull brown spores. Attached to the ground by a firm stalk. Poisonous.

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