Observation 109220: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2012-09-09
Who: vjp
No herbarium specimen

Notes: growing from pine

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vjp
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Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Splitting stellately to expose the gleba. Growing from well-rotted wood which is somewhat unusual, but would also provide a water resource for the fruiting body. All Sclerodermas are mycorrhizal, so unlikely to actually be lignicolous.

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To me, this is close to S. geaster.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-12 19:08:33 EDT (-0400)

S. geaster has a relatively thick peridium near the base and sides; much thinner peridium near the top where it often splits stellately (like a star). Unusual to see it fruiting from a log, but the log is well-rotted.

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