Observation 115438: Scleroderma cepa Pers.
When: 2012-11-03
No herbarium specimen

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57% (1)
Recognized by sight
77% (2)
Eye3
Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma Key. Red-staining peridium (outer shell) key.
84% (1)
Eyes3
Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma Key. I erred in calling this S. laeve, but cannot remove my suggestion because doctorghosty has already agrees with it. My BAD!

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One of the rare nice things about Scleroderma
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-11-03 18:07:58 CDT (-0400)

Is the red or pink staining of the peridium, which cuts the possibilities. If the peridium is 1mm or less thick, it is S. areolatum. If the peridium is 2mm or thicker, it is S. laeve.

I am currently finding a third species, currently not described (at least I have found it described) in science, which stains bright chrome-yellow in the sterile base. It also has the hard consistency of a superball, and is difficult to cut.

yes, it was superball firm
By: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)
2012-11-03 16:32:50 CDT (-0400)

yes

Did you notice
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-11-03 13:27:17 CDT (-0400)

whether this was very firm like a superball? If so S. laeve likely. The central chamber could be a sign of rapid growth or at least sudden expansion. Aftermath of Sandy, perhaps?

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