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Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)

Observed: 10th September 2013 By: hbrook1

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) interacts


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I'm trying to work out the substrate -

Is it on hardwood (in which case a very decrepit Daldinia is a possibility, or is it on bare earth? If the latter, then possibly an earth-ball of some sort, also past its sell-by date.

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This was on bare earth; any

This was on bare earth; any idea which species of earth-ball it could have been?

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Purple centre

Might be Scleroderma areolatum a.k.a. S. lycoperdoides, but that's described as "occasional" on damp bare ground. Not really the year for that sort of habitat!