Observation 20390: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2009-04-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This fungi was one of several found scattered in the near surrounds. Interestingly enough, all were located in different types of habitat. One was growing on the forest floor, two were found on a nearby tree trunk about a meter above the ground, and this specimen was growing on a moss covered log. The second image, 41391 was as found. When I cut the specimen in half, wow, what a surprise. I expected it to be like most puffballs, with powder within. This Black substance was really contrasty. I was so surprised I later regretted not cutting some out to have a better look. I did not find any others in the total trek. The outer case was fairly robust, but cut like a potato when the outer layer was severed.
I really cant say that there was any aroma and the black center was secure.
Just as a matter of interest, the second image, 41391 was taken as found. The mauve coloured fungi was easily removed from its position, and the stipe was of similar colour. As the specimen was aged and had deteriorated I did not attempt to I.D. it. Although it may have been an “Entoloma rodwayi” I later realised.

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41390
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
41391
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
41392
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
41393
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
41394
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Returned for collection of other material and found this specimen opening. You can see the black centre showing.
143595
Added these images. Found in same area several years ago. All of the specimens I found this time were growing on tree trunks.
143596
Added these images. Found in same area several years ago. All of the specimens I found this time were growing on tree trunks.

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