Scleroderma citrinum 1151

Scleroderma citrinum1151

Scleroderma citrinum

 "False Puffball", "Pig-skin Poison Puffball"  Firmer than true puffballs. Spore mass or gleba turns from white to purple to black. When mature, the outer crust-like covering (peridium) cracks open and spores are released by wind currents and rain drops. Poisonous. Gastrointestinal irritant.