Definition of Calvatia

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calvatia

Calot
Calot's triangle
Caloundra
Calpe
Calpha-dehydrogenase
Caltanissetta
Caltha
Caltha palustris
Calum
Calusa
Caluyanon
Calvados
Calvary
Calvary clover
Calvary cross
Calvatia
Calvatia gigantea
Calve
Calve-Perthes disease
Calvert Vaux
Calvin
Calvin Benson cycle
Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Klein
Calvin Richard Klein
Calvin cycle
Calvinball
Calvinism
Calvinist
Calvinistic

Literary usage of Calvatia

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1. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"calvatia maxima has been known as Lycoperdon giganteum, ... It has been transferred from the genus Lycoperdon to the genus calvatia because it ruptures the ..."

2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1922)
"Of these, the giant puffball, calvatia gigantea, is the largest and best known as it often measures twelve to eighteen inches in diameter. ..."

3. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"The largest puff-balls are included in the genus calvatia (Fig. ... calvatia cyathiformis (Fig. 96) which is edible, if eaten when white inside, ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"calvatia rubro-flava. Practically the same as in the other species of this genus, but spreads somewhat more slowly on soil. 9. ..."

5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1917)
"Agaricus campestris (common mushroom). calvatia and Lycoperdon (puff balls). Boletus scaber. Boletus edulis. Boletus granulatus. 6. ..."

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