Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Sclerodermataceae
Species: Scleroderma verrucosum (Bull.) Pers.
Synonyms: Lycoperdon verrucosum
Common Name: Scaly Earthball


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Scleroderma verrucosumPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (6)
Quercus robur (3)
Corylus avellana (2)
Betula pendula (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Abies cephalonica (1)
Quercus suber (1)
Salix (1)
Crataegus monogyna (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Woodland: mixed (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (3)
Woodland (3)
Woodland: broadleaved (3)
Boundaries: defunct hedge, species-poor (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (12)
Larch (Larix) (5)
Soil Leaves (4)
Soil Grassy (2)
Tree (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (3)
August (4)
September (14)
October (12)
November (3)