Observation 188206: Scleroderma bovista Fr.

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Deep River County Park, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

Specimen available

-This specimen was found to be associated with the soil. This group of three spherical shaped structures were found growing in a cluster from one spot.
-At the base of the structures, there was a small root that connected the cluster of three and associated them with the soil.
-Each individual one measured to be about 0.9 cm across.
-The outside surface was dark brown in color with some minor spotting. When the structure was cut in half, the inside (gleba) appeared to be black.
-The spores appeared to be circular and ornamented.


Small root at the base of the cluster
Mb64 spore.jpg
Ornamentation, viewed under 40x magnification
Inside portion, gleba

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
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