Observation 106667: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.
When: 2012-08-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 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)
2012-08-25 05:11:55 IRDT (+0430)

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)
2012-08-25 04:35:18 IRDT (+0430)

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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