Observation 141338: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.
When: 2013-07-29
No herbarium specimen

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So we’re left with obs. visibly on wood.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-30 15:02:50 PDT (-0700)

In addition, I note that most of the obs. on MO of S. citrinum on wood are found on the East Coast.

Many MO obs. do not have visible warts, nor microscopy to support IDs. Even then the spore variation within the genus are not that great. Some could be S. cepa, some S. laeve; at least one appears to be S. hypogaeum.

These include an observation I made, identified as S. citrinum and displayed at an Oregon Mycological Society mushroom show in 2003.

MO database
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-30 14:48:44 PDT (-0700)

is an occurrence database, not an ecology database. Not to say that it couldn’t be drawn more in that direction.

It’s unfortunate, but the habit of noting substrate and habitat hasn’t really caught hold or become standard (even for me) when uploading to MO.

Often the wood I found them on was also moss-covered (which would make it hard to recognize as wood in a photo). Michael Kuo’s website mentions that they fruit from wood occasionally.

Slightly higher percentage…

On MO
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-30 14:40:52 PDT (-0700)

5 of approximately 135 observations identified currently as Scleroderma citrinum were visibly found on wood. Works out to 3.70%

Once again, I did not state it couldn’t be found on wood. Only that wood is an unusual substrate. Obs. on MO apparently support that statement.

Yes, on wood
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2013-07-30 13:22:09 PDT (-0700)

I’ve seen it on wood in Massachusetts & Tennessee.

Yes
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-30 13:22:07 PDT (-0700)

I’m agreeing with you… I saw it on wood all over the east.
I’m just (perhaps too subtly) pointing out that I don’t think there
is a lack of evidence for this habit.

I see it on wood
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-07-30 12:53:40 PDT (-0700)

repeatedly.

but Walt
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-30 12:44:18 PDT (-0700)

according to undisclosed sources “there’s almost no evidence of that”

Scleroderma citrinum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-07-30 12:35:12 PDT (-0700)

Often fruits on well decayed wood.

http://mushroomobserver.org/140833?q=1OtNQ

Very unusual substrate for Scleroderma, Herbert.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-30 11:22:06 PDT (-0700)

While theoretically Scleroderma could fruit from well rotting wood, almost no evidence of that. Scleroderma tends to be terrestrial.

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