Name: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.
Most Confident Observations:
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Scleroderma citrinum

Author: Pers.

Citation: Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 1: 153 (1801)

Deprecated Synonyms: Scleroderma aurantium, Scleroderma vulgare Hornem., Scleroderma aurantium (L.) Pers. var. aurantium

Misspellings: Scleroderma citrina, Scleroderma Citrinum

Brief Description:

Fruiting Body: 2-10 cm across; round or flattened; the surface hard and scaly, yellowish to yellow-brown, often cracked; the “skin” whitish when sliced but blushing pinkish; sometimes gathered at the base, where mycelial strands may be found.

Spore Mass: Thick and white at first, becoming purple to purple-black from the center outwards; eventually blackish to brownish and dust-like.

Chemical Reactions: Surface dark reddish with KOH.

Microscopic Features: Spores 8-13 µ; round; prominently reticulate.

Scleroderma aurantium and Scleroderma vulgare are synonyms.

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Created: 2007-01-09 21:03:41 PST (-0800) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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