Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Sclerodermataceae
Species: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon aurantiacum
Lycoperdon aurantium
Scleroderma aurantium
Scleroderma vulgare
Common Name: Common Earthball


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Scleroderma citrinumPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (16)
Pinus (3)
Betula (2)
Pteridium aquilinum (2)
Betula pubescens (2)
Taxus baccata (1)
Poaceae (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Castanea sativa (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Beech (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (7)
Woodland: mixed (6)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Woodland: broadleaved (3)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Bog: raised (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Fen (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Rowan-birch woods (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (14)
Larch (Larix) (8)
Soil Grassy (7)
Soil Mossy (7)
Soil Leaves (6)
Dead Wood (3)
Soil Needle (2)
Stump (2)
Tree (2)
Litter (1)
Quercus (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
May (1)
July (2)
August (15)
September (24)
October (30)
November (3)
December (1)