Observation 176026: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2014-08-31
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
58% (2)
Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma key at MushroomExpert.com. Fungus does not have erect nor prominent warts on peridium; does have a pseudo-stipe (thanks for digging the collection, Tim). While known primarily from east of the Rocky Mountains, this and other western collections are at odds with it being found ONLY east of the Rocky Mountains. Scleroderma citrinum, which this comes close to, does not have the pseudostipe, and has more prominent warts on the peridium.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-09 13:35:19 CDT (-0400)

sometimes the bruising is instantaneous. But not always. One of the problems with any key I suppose. (Or maybe just the ones I use.)

The bruising is very subtle in fresh specimens then
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2014-09-09 13:02:35 CDT (-0400)

And more noticeable in days old ones. The key said FRESH flesh bruises, which was not easily apparent to me.

In your 4th photo
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-09 07:40:44 CDT (-0400)

there is some staining of the peridium near the top of the sporocarp. Also the first photo seems to show staining of the peridium that has been exposed to air for a while. At least, it isn’t the same color as the freshly-cut specimen in photo 4.

I didn’t notice any bruising.
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2014-09-04 12:46:56 CDT (-0400)

I’ll go cut another one

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