MycoKey : the genus Scleroderma

Generic short diagnoses: Potato-shaped, sessile or ± stipitate ectotrophic gasteroids with at first a marbled firm gleba and later with a very powdery black gleba without capillitial threads and with big, strongly ornamented spores.

Species examples:
Scleroderma areolatum
Scleroderma bovista
Scleroderma citrinum
Scleroderma polyrhizum
Scleroderma septentrionale
Scleroderma verrucosum

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