Calvatia gigantea

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Related to Calvatia gigantea: giant puffball
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Noun1.Calvatia gigantea - huge edible puffball up to 2 feet diameter and 25 pounds in weight
puffball, true puffball - any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
Calvatia, genus Calvatia - genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores
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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.
Puffballs, known as calvatia gigantea by scientists, are rarely found in Scotland.