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Scleroderma Vulgare

Scleroderma vulgare

Peridium or Pouch - Rough and warty; depressed, globose. Pinkish to buff, remaining solid until the fungus is quite old. Sessile or with a rooting base. Ruptures irregularly to scatter the spores.

Subgleba - None.

Spore Mass - Lead colour marbled with white.

Habitat - Old stumps and buried roots.

This fungus has been eaten without harm, but is pronounced very unattractive.