Family: Sclerodermataceae
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Boletales:> Sclerodermataceae:> Pisolithus, Scleroderma.
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These fungi are commonly known as Earth-balls which have a yellow to brown thick tough peridium (outer lay). Which in closes a powdery gleba without capillitium which is purple when immature with sculptured spores.  
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Genus: Scleroderma
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Scleroderma bovista
Scleroderma bovista
 Scleroderma cepa
Scleroderma citrinum
Scleroderma verrucosum
Scleroderma verrucosum
Scleroderma spieces
Scleroderma sp.
 
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Genus: Pisolithus
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This ectomycorrhizal fungus that forms an assositation with tea tree is the only species found in New Zealand.  
Pisolithus tinctorius
Pisolithus tinctorius

     
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