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SCLERODERMATACEAE Corda (earthballs and dyeballs)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Pisolithus (dyeballs)
Pisolithus capsulifer (Dyeball), eg: Pisolithus capsulifer (Dyeball) - Fruitbody - lain down
Genus 1 subtaxon 4 ident refs
Scleroderma Pers. (earthballs)
Scleroderma areolatum (Leopard Earthball), eg: Scleroderma areolatum (Leopard Earthball) - Side view - showing root Scleroderma bovista (Potato Earthball), eg: Scleroderma bovista (Potato Earthball) - Fruitbodies - young - dug up to show rhizomorphs Scleroderma citrinum (Common Earthball), eg: Scleroderma citrinum (Common Earthball) - Cluster of fruitbodies - upturned to show expanded base Scleroderma verrucosum (Scaly Earthball), eg: Scleroderma verrucosum (Scaly Earthball) - Spent fruitbody
Genus 5 subtaxa 1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 5 general literature references to SCLERODERMATACEAE (earthballs and dyeballs)

SCLERODERMATACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(spongecap toadstools and their relatives)
Gasteromycetes Ectomycorrhizal fungi (via Sclerodermataceae) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 20 feeding and other relationships of SCLERODERMATACEAE (earthballs and dyeballs)

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