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FungusScleroderma sp.

Scleroderma at Ulladulla, NSW

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Scleroderma sp. at Ulladulla, NSW - 2 Jun 2020
Scleroderma sp. at Ulladulla, NSW - 2 Jun 2020

Identification history

Fungus Scleroderma sp. 3 Jun 2020 Pam
Unidentified 2 Jun 2020 CBrandis

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Author's notes

I think Calvatia lilacina but can not see it in Fuhrer

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Pam wrote:
   3 Jun 2020
Again with many of these genera it can be a bit confusing. The reason I've identified your sighting as a Scleroderma (which means 'sclero' - tough 'derma' - skin) is this cracked pattern on the outter surface is typical of certain species of Scleroderma. They also break open as your image shows clearly to release their spores. Whereas Calvatia tend to just wear away from the top thus releasing their spores that way. I'm pleased to see you making such a good effort to put a name to the species you are finding as it's always a challenge trying to deliniate between the different species. It's also been exciting to see the variety and number of species you've been able to record. Thank you for making such a worthwhile contribution, keep up the good work.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 2 Jun 2020 Recorded on
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