Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Sclerodermataceae
Species: Scleroderma areolatum Ehrenb.
Common Name: Leopard Earthball

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Scleroderma areolatum

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (9)
Quercus (8)
Corylus avellana (2)
Beech (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Betula (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (7)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (4)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (4)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Bare ground (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (22)
Larch (Larix) (12)
Soil Leaves (12)
Soil Grassy (4)
Soil Mossy (2)
Leaf Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (2)
June (1)
July (2)
August (9)
September (12)
October (30)
November (3)
December (1)