Observation 179529: Scleroderma polyrhizum (J.F. Gmel.) Pers.
When: 2014-09-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found very near Observation 179522, could be the same

http://mushroomobserver.org/179522?q=2C2BJ

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
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Eyes3
Used references: Kuo’s Scleroderma Key, MushroomExpert.com This is a different species, rarely (if ever) with pseudostem, usually with basal tuft of mycelium. The largest of the Sclerodermas, I believe.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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MO obs. 179522 has distinctive pseudostipe, Tim. This obs. doesn’t.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-19 10:08:17 PDT (-0700)

I believe this is the largest of the Sclerodermas on the West Coast. I found it in sand dunes North of Cape Lookout under Monterey cypress, Lodgepole pine, and Sitka spruce. Individual sporocarps, when immediately adjacent to the coast and water availability, grow very large.

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