Observation 142962: Scleroderma Pers.

When: 2013-08-17

Collection location: New London Co., Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

No specimen available

This is a very challenging observation to try and understand. If up for the challenge, please guess what each brown-grey object is in each picture.

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Recognized by sight: Puffball with rough cracked skin

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Based on the details of the peridium,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-21 18:23:33 PDT (-0700)

I’d say they were all Scleroderma, Sam. Need cross-section for certainty, though.

You have part of the answer:
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2013-08-19 19:07:45 PDT (-0700)

Looking at the picture w/multiples of these objects, you’ll see 3 lined up in a fairly horizontal row, all about the same size. Those there are earthballs (sometimes called puffballs, hence my revised answer to G. & L., but not related to regular puffballs). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scleroderma_citrinum.

Now, the larger one above, and the tiny one below are not puffballs/earthballs, nor are they jerusalem artichokes. The picture depicting one object is also not anything mentioned in this paragraph. What could these be???

Created: 2013-08-17 11:41:55 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-08-18 22:45:06 PDT (-0700)
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