Observation 140033: Scleroderma laeve Lloyd

Specimens abundant under Lodgepole pine. Temperature nearly 90 degrees today. It is my experience that S. laeve does not fruit until we have had at least 4 days of 90 degree temperature.


Cluster of 6 Scleroderma laeve under Lodgepole pine.
By pulling gently it is possible to list the sporocarp including the base which is often tufted or ribbed, including the white mycelium
Broken open, the peridium (shell) is thinner on the upper portion, but very thick on the sides and under portion. At maturity the top splits, releasing the spores to the air and water.
A second clustering of Scleroderma under Lodgepole pine.

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Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma Key at MushroomExpert.

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