Observation 106667: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.

When: 2012-08-24

Collection location: Mountain Lake Conservancy, Giles Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Wondering if this attractive puffball is simply an older S. citrinum that has dried, or some other Scleroderma type puffball. Found on stump in moist area.

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Recognized by sight
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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Lemon-yellow coloration (= citrinum) plus warted exterior with warts exceeding 2mm high. Classic S. citrinum.

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Thanks Daniel
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2012-08-24 20:41:55 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for the help. This was a striking specimen that was a treat to find and photograph. Wonderful textures and patterns. Mark

Older Scleroderma?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-24 20:05:18 CDT (-0400)

More mature than many, perhaps. Certainly the spore-filled gleba is mature.

“Scleroderma species are poisonous, anyone who dines on them will be subjected to a world of distress. Their toxicity seems to develop as they mature.” From NATS Field Guide To Selected North American truffles and Truffle-like Fungi, by Matt Trappe, Frank Evans and James Trappe. c. 2005

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