Scleroderma cepa 1
Scleroderma cepais a common mycorrhizal puff-ball that grows all over the world. NB: Greek: sclero = hard; derma = skin. It grows on the ground as single or grouped roughly spherical fruit bodies to 60 mm, yellow-brown, roughly reticulated or cracked with age. The tough outer skin finally splits into peeled-back lobes, exposing the mature spore mass as a dark brownish-purple spore powder, dispersed by the elements. Ned's Gully, Cathedral Range, 2007.
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