Observation 171621: Scleroderma areolatum Ehrenb.

When: 2014-07-29

Collection location: Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: mushy

No specimen available

Grey flesh speckled with black. Mature specimen — 3 – 4cm diameter — had grey-black spores.



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Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma key at MushroomExpert.com

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Glad you haven’t, mushy!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-30 00:06:22 MDT (-0600)

You’d remember the feeling. :(

I usually don’t even pick them, much less eat them.
By: mushy
2014-07-29 13:47:33 MDT (-0600)

But I thought I would put a photo online because these are everywhere right now.

Has thinner peridium
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-29 11:35:13 MDT (-0600)

than S. citrinum and cracked peridium that lacks warts. The peridium (outer skin) is rarely more than 1mm thick, nearly paper-like. The gleba (interior) is actually blue-black; white becoming blue at first, then turning more black at maturity.

ALL SCLERODERMAS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED POISONOUS! First aid for consumption is to induce vomiting ASAP. The sooner the digestive system is cleaned, the sooner symptom relief is achieved.

Created: 2014-07-29 09:49:21 MDT (-0600)
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