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Scleroderma citrinum

Scleroderma citrinum
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 400 D, 18-55 Canon EFS, Hama UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-19 12:42
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Points: 22
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Scleroderma citrinum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Scleroderma citrinum, commonly known as the common earthball,pigskin poison puffball, or common earth ball, is the most common species of earthball in the UK and occurs widely in woods, heathland and in short grass from Autumn to Winter. Scleroderma citrinum has two synonyms, Scleroderma aurantium (Vaill.) and Scleroderma vulgare Horn. Earthballs are superficially similar to, and considered look-alikes of the edible puffball, but whereas the Puff Ball has a single opening on top through which the spores are dispersed, the earthball just breaks up to release the spores. Moreover, Scleroderma citrinum has much firmer flesh and a dark gleba (interior) much earlier in development than puffballs. Scleroderma citrinum has no stem but is attached to the soil by mycelial cords. The peridium, or outer wall, is thick and firm, usually ochre yellow externally with irregular warts.
The earthball may be parasitized by Boletus parasiticus.
Ingestion of scleroderma citrinum can cause gastrointestinal distress in humans and animals, and some individuals may experience lacrimation, rhinitis and rhinorrhea, and conjunctivitis from exposure to its spores.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-19 13:09]

Hello Jose.
It could be Puffball?
I like the details here, good composition and nice macro shot. Well captured, thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-19 16:46]

Hi Jose,i can't help you about the name,this specie is very strange and i never seen nothing like that....just my best compliments for the top level fo your pic.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

hello Jose
sorry about the name,in any case interesting mushroom, in a beautiful scene and environment,fine natural colors and details!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi Jose
I think it is Common Earth Ball (Scleroderma citrinum)). It normally grows on acidic soils and fruits from late summer right the way through autumn. A nicely presented shot of this species with a low POV and good detail.
Kind Regards

Ola Jose! Very interesting topic, interesting note, perfect point of view, very good capture. Superb contrast and sharp. Saudacoes!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-20 2:35]

Hi Jose,
Beautiful capture.Exposure is spot on,details are clear.POV,framing and 3D effect are also perfect.
Thanks for posting..

hello Jose
vey nice composition of this fungi with good light and great sharpness
greeting lou

Oi José,

Absolutamente imagem da direita mostra o tamanho, forma e cor (isso é sempre difícil conseguir uma boa cor com estes organismos) Bom trabalho, boa nota em anexo.


Ciao Jose, a strange specie, I never see before, thanks, beautiful natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-12-03 15:44]

Hello Jose ,

I really like this capture .
Good POV .
Nice colours.

Best regards .

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-07 2:54]

Hello Jose,
This fungi really looks special! Not astonishing that it has so many names with this funny shape. Not edable after your note. I would have asked before eating it! Very interesting posting and natural picture-
Un grand merci

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