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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Boletales:> Sclerodermataceae:> Pisolithus,Scleroderma .
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.
Genus: Scleroderma
Scleroderma radicans Scleroderma radicans
Scleroderma flavidum f. macrospora Scleroderma flavidum f. macrospora
Scleroderma verrucosum Scleroderma verrucosum
Scleroderma spieces Scleroderma sp.
Genus: Pisolithus
This ectomycorrhizal fungus that forms an assositation with tea tree is the only species found in New Zealand.
Pisolithus tinctorius Pisolithus thermaeus
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