Observation 191185: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2014-09-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: -This specimen was associated with the soil, and it was found in a shaded area near some poison ivy plants.
-There wasn’t many samples to collect because it was the only one to be found.
-The odor was very pungeant and somewhat offensive to my nose.
-The diameter of the fruiting body measured to be around 1.7 cm.
-The surface of the fruiting body was white and spotted brown. The spotting made it look like it was areolate cracked.
-This structure was differentiated from Schleroderma because the specimen was much softer when it was squeezed between two fingers.
-When the fruiting body was cut in half, the inside revealed a brown “cotton ball”-like flesh. I use the word “cotton ball” because it looked like the cotton material.
-There wasn’t really a stipe, but the specimen did have a mycelial pad with a rhizomorph structure.

[Note: Picture of spores will soon be uploaded.]

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-47% (2)
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
78% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
73% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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