Observation 144252: Scleroderma hypogaeum Zeller

Single older specimen found near curb near Lodgepole pine. Largest specimen I found today. Like many Sclerodermas, this probably has a sterile base that broke off when I plucked it.

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In situ.
After picking, looking at the base upward.
Side shot showing what I could salvage.
Small opening at the highest point of the cap.

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma Key at MushroomExpert.com Went back on 9/3 and dug base. Base was 4 inches under surface.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Created: 2013-08-30 22:06:43 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2016-11-22 06:02:29 PST (-0800)
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