Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Scleroderma
Family: Sclerodermataceae (Fungus)
Taxon : Fungus
Group : Plant

SPECIES
citrinum
NOTES

A large, rough scaly puff ball up to 80 mm in diameter. Leathery when young but later hard and woody. It doesn't have pores to release the spores but just breaks apart.


AUTHORITY
Pers.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Fungus
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Lemon yellow when young.. Surface with large irregular wart-like protruberances. The spore mass is black
Colour: Yellow
Notes: Turns brown with age
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Common earthball
Puff ball
Vratjie snuifbal
Habitat
NOTES: Found growing on a termite mound under pine trees
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Food
Said to be edible when young
Toxicity
Eating this fungus can cause gastro-intestinal distress
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Scleroderma aurantium



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