isabel's picture


Observed: 19th June 2011 By: isabel

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Earth Ball (Scleroderma citrinum) interacts


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There may be more than one

There may be more than one species of earth ball like this, but this is the most common one as far as I know. Hopefully a mycologist will be along to confirm soon!

Sarah West
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

Andy Overall's picture


Hi Sarah,

Indeed there are a few species of Scleroderma. Your picture isn't terribly clear but the surface looks rather smooth for Scleroderma citrinum which is warty and the peridium looks too thin for S. citrinum which means it may well be one of the other species such as S. aereolatum however this does ten to have a bit of a pseudo stipe. Need better pics of the surface.

Andy Overall