Calvatia


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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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Badshah H, Aleem QR, Khan J, Ullah F, Fahad S, Ullah F, Muhammad KA, Hussain I, Khan N (2012) Pharmacological screening of Morchella esculenta (L) Pers., Calvatia gigantean (Batsch ex Pers.) Lloyd and Astraeus hygrometricus Pers., mushroom collected from South Waziristan (FATA.).
[[double dagger], NR] Calvatia craniiformis (Schwein.) Fr.
24), Amanita rubescens, Ganoderma lobatum, Gymnopus polyphyllus, Lentinula boryana, Omphalotus mexicanus, Phylloporus rhodoxanthus y Stropharia semiglobata; 15 en pastizales, entre las que destacan Agaricus campestris, Calvatia cyathiformis, Chlorophyllum molybdites, Lycoperdon marginatum, Panaeolus antillarum y Psilocybe cubensis.
Notes on Calvatia (Lycoperdaceae), II: Calvatia cretacea (Berk.) Lloyd, an Arctic montane plant.
Herrera X X Calvatia bicolor (Lev.) Kreisel X Calvatia craniiformis (Schwein.) Fr.
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.