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Scleroderma citrinum parasitised by Pseudoboletus parasiticus, Parkhurst Forest, Isle of Wight

Observed: 2nd September 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

Common Earthball observed in Parkhurst Forest that has been parasitised by the fungus Pseudoboletus parasiticus.

Identifications

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 Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) interacts

Comments

jhn7's picture

Oh Wow!

Terrific find! Are you going to put another observation up for the Parasitic Bolete?

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Bolete!

Hadn't thought of that, yes I will sometime next week!Thanks for your comment.

David J Trevan