Observation 104618: Scleroderma cepa Pers.

When: 2012-07-26

Collection location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: BlueCanoe

No specimen available

Growing in wood chip mulch near assorted hardwoods (birch, willow, cherry).

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28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Needs microscopy to get to species probably
91% (2)
Recognized by sight: The pinkish staining or bruising of the peridium where cut is diagnostic here. While nothing is mentioned of the sporocarp itself, I bet it had the very hard rubbery feeling of a superball.

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May not need microscopy, Alan.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-27 15:16:00 PDT (-0700)

Scleroderma cepa is the only Scleroderma species that has a peridium which stains or bruises pinkish when sliced. I think this is a good probability here.

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