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Scleroderma cepa

Observed: 4th September 2013 By: BazzBazz’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBazz’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBazz’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
SAM_2533
SAM_2535
Description:

Earthball , about 7 cms across growing in the footpath.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

Did you collect it?

Did you collect it?

Bazz's picture

Collect it...

No, I saw it by chance...walking along,looked down and there it was...why should I have collected it?

flaxton's picture

it's just one I haven't seen

it's just one I haven't seen

marksteer's picture

Looks like S. cepa from

Looks like S. cepa from Collins but says 'habit sandy soils in woodland'. Not sure that part of Hampshire 'sandy'

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Bazz's picture

Chalky

yes but not Sandy..you are right there...

Fungorum's picture

This isn't. Scleroderma cepa

One of the macro features of Scleroderma cepa is the purpleish staining on the skin, most noticeable around cracks, which there is no evidence of here. The colour of the flesh is also wrong it isn't yellow in S. cepa. The most you could call this is Scleroderma.