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Calvatia gigantea (Batsch) Lloyd (Giant Puffball)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Pegler, D.N., Laessoe, T. & Spooner, B.M., 1995 British Puffballs, Earthstars & Stinkhorns

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references to Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball)

Calvatia gigantea may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
AGARICALES
(mushrooms and toadstools)
AGARICACEAE
(mushrooms, dapperlings and parasols)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 feeding and other relationships of Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) This edible species grows in nutrient-rich habitats like parks, gardens and the corners of fields. The largest of our puffballs, it can attain 70cm in diameter, but more usually is 20 to 50cm.
British records 1195
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