Observation 106378: Scleroderma hypogaeum Zeller

When: 2012-08-10

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Fruiting on a clay/sand embankment of a road cut through mixed hardwood forest. These were ~6 cm diameter.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: The widely varying thickness of the peridium, the barely epigeous visibility of the sporocarp, the dark purple-violet of the gleba combined with whitish veins all lead toward S. hypogeum. Would like to see spores, but rather doubt that’s available now.

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These are still
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-08-27 19:35:13 CDT (-0500)

fruiting out there, but I don’t have a compound scope. I could mail you some of the black material if that would help.

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