Observation 10126: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.
When: 2008-08-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This specimen was found on a very old decomposing stump below it was several others. I cut the one open to reveal dark purple brown center that is firm. WORD OF CAUTION. If you get the spores on your hands be sure to wash them throughly. The remnants of the spores can cause nasea and cramps. I have found out the hard way two times now.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:07 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Off of hwy 612 in between Wipple and Mossy Fayette county West Virginia’ to ‘Between Wipple and Mossy near West Virginia Route 612, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA

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Recognized by sight: found growing on a very decomposing stump. and belosw the stump. I have seen it a few times now in the same area. Fresh species have a very dark purple brown center
Used references: Mushroomexpert.com David Aurora Mushrooms Dymystifyed.
Based on microscopic features: spores 9 microns round and strongly reticulate

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