Observation 187385: Scleroderma hypogaeum Zeller
When: 2014-11-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In wood chips under tan oak.

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Used references: Kuo’s Sclderoderma Key, at MushroomExpert.com

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The extremely thick peridium (outer shell);
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-11-05 09:42:49 PST (-0800)

the red bruising, and the partially hypogeous (underground) habitat all point to S. hypogaeum. For absolutely positive identification, would need microscopy.

Created: 2014-11-05 06:57:08 PST (-0800)
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