Observation 66980: Calvatia Fr.
When: 2011-05-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I have already loaded a similar species, but, this time with more info for an ID. It was suggested that the last specimen could be Scleroderma sp. As this species now loaded has a complete white fibre centre I am not sure if it is Scleroderma sp.The largest specimen was about 6cm across the widest part when cut. No smell and only the one small group growing in the open grass.

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I agree wholly with you Deb. I do not have much info on Australian Puff Balls.
Will do some more research or till some-one can ID. As you know I have a couple of images of scleroderma loaded to the site, but this was a young specimen. Especially when cut. Really confounded me. I expected to see granules not fibre?!

certainly a puffball…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-05-06 10:27:47 CDT (-0400)

and certainly NOT a scleroderma, the latin meaning “thick skin.” Here’s a nice example of one by Tim Sage:

http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/119957?obs=58507&q=4MdX

don’t know what puffball genera you have in OZ, Ian…

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