Sclerodermacepa2Aa

Scleroderma cepa

An exotic golden yellow species with a lobed appearance. The gleba (spore mass) is olivaceous at first, becoming grey. On maturity the fruiting body opens up to resemble an empty earthstar (Geastrum). Diam: 40–60 mm. They are mycorrhizal with tea tree and Eucalyptus

Sclerodermacepa3Ba

This image shows Scleroderma cepa after all the spore mass has dispersed.

Sclerodermacitrinum6a

Scleroderma citrinum

(Common earthball)

An exotic species found under introduced trees such as oak. The outer skin is tough. Diam: 30–40 mm. The dark material inside the cut specimen is the spore mass.

Sclerodermaverrucosum1

Scleroderma verrucosum

An exotic species mycorrhizal with pines and Eucalyptus. It has a stout stipe and a thin skin. Diam: about 35 mm.

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