Observation 115430: Scleroderma Pers.

When: 2012-11-03

Collection location: Norcross, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)

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Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma Key.

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As a result, I changed my opinion.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-11-03 17:03:21 CDT (-0500)

This is probably Scleroderma hypogaeum. I have collected it 2-3 times where just the top was visible above ground, and several additional times where it was completely hypogeous. Usually the two are closely associated, btw. But you only know that when you are truffle hunting in the area.

Some of the signs this is likely S. hypogaeum: 1) thick peridium 2) thickest peridium at base of sporocarp 3) thinnest peridium either at the top or sides of the sporocarp.

it was visible above the soil
By: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)
2012-11-03 15:29:55 CDT (-0500)

but only the top 1/3rd of it

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-11-03 12:30:17 CDT (-0500)

seems covered by soil. Was this epigeous (visible above ground?) or hypogeous (covered by soil?) If hypogeous as it looks to be, then S. hypogaeum likely.

Created: 2012-11-03 10:18:53 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-11-03 17:00:05 CDT (-0500)
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