Calvatia


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Related to Calvatia: Calvatia gigantea
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Noun1.Calvatia - genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the sporesCalvatia - genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Lycoperdaceae, Lycoperdaceae - a fungus family belonging to the order Lycoperdales; includes puffballs
Calvatia gigantea, giant puffball - huge edible puffball up to 2 feet diameter and 25 pounds in weight
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Somewhere nestling in the grey landscape is Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Roman Fort where National Trust ranger James Howard has been safeguarding a calvatia gigantea, or giant puffball.
Experts say that the puffball, officially known as calvatia gigantea, produces the largest fruitbody of any fungus.