Observation 109220: Scleroderma Pers.

When: 2012-09-09

Collection location: Durham Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: vjp

No specimen available

growing from pine

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-2% (2)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
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)
2012-09-13 07:08:33 CST (+0800)

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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