genus Calvatia


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Noun1.genus Calvatia - genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the sporesgenus Calvatia - 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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The genus Calvatia was established by Fries in 1849 and it includes 35 species (Hawksworth et al.
An emendation and preliminary survey of the genus Calvatia (Gasteromycetes).