Observation 104128: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2012-08-06
No herbarium specimen

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Agree with S. cepa group.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-07 03:32:43 CDT (-0400)

Great suggestion!

Usually S. cepa has purple to lilac tints in the gleba. This obs. is nearly pure black. It also has white sterile veination, instead of the much more common yellowish veination.

If I had to guess, I’d say S. michiganense. I’d like to see spore microscopy. This is NOT typicaly S. cepa, nor S. laeve. It is epigeous, so that rules out S. hypogaeum usually (although I have found it partially epigeous). Probably too far north to be S. flavidum. The black spore mass is not all that common in Scleroderma, but the spore coloring by itself is not conclusive.

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