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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Boletales: Sclerodermataceae: Scleroderma areolatum Ehrenb.

Scleroderma areolatum – leopard earthball

Common names: leopard earthball, Puffball-like Scleroderma.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Scleroderma areolatum is a basidiomycete fungus and a member of the genus Scleroderma, or "earth balls."

German: Leopardenfell-Hartbovist, Hungarian: Leopárd-áltrifla, Polish: Tęgoskór lamparci, Russian: Ложнодождевик пятнистый, Swedish: Rutig rottryffel, Welsh: Coden smotiog.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Leopard earthball mushrooms <B>Scleroderma areolatum</B> in deep shade in an oak forest near a trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-26.htm">May 26, 2020</A>
LinkLeopard earthball mushrooms Scleroderma areolatum in deep shade in an oak forest near a trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 26, 2020
Location on maps14802 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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