Definition of Genus calvatia

1. Noun. Genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores.

Exact synonyms: Calvatia
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Lycoperdaceae, Lycoperdaceae
Member holonyms: Calvatia Gigantea, Giant Puffball

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Calvatia

genus Callisaurus
genus Callistephus
genus Callithrix
genus Callitriche
genus Callitris
genus Callophis
genus Callorhinus
genus Calluna
genus Calocarpum
genus Calocedrus
genus Calochortus
genus Calophyllum
genus Calopogon
genus Calosoma
genus Caltha
genus Calvatia
genus Calycanthus
genus Calycophyllum
genus Calymmatobacterium
genus Calypso
genus Calystegia
genus Cambarus
genus Camelina
genus Camellia
genus Camelus
genus Campanula
genus Campephilus
genus Camponotus
genus Camptosorus

Literary usage of Genus calvatia

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1. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"It has been transferred from the genus Lycoperdon to the genus Calvatia because it ruptures the peridium irregularly to discharge its spores, ..."

2. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"The largest puff-balls are included in the genus Calvatia (Fig. 96), which differs from Lycoperdon in the absence of an apical mouth and a regular ..."

3. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1896)
"The genus Calvatia contains the Giant Puff-ball (C. maxima), whose spore-fruit is sometimes 30 cm. (one foot) or more in diameter. The proper plant, that is ..."

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