Observation 187385: Scleroderma hypogaeum Zeller

When: 2014-11-04

Collection location: South Santa Clara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)

No specimen available

Notes:
In wood chips under tan oak.

Proposed Names

56% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Eyes3
Used references: Kuo’s Sclderoderma Key, at MushroomExpert.com

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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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.

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