Observation 211017: Scleroderma areolatum Ehrenb.
When: 2015-07-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: A single specimen fruiting on ground in moss alongside dirt trail. Elongated, stalk-like base. warts denser on top. Dark brown spore mass very loose, powdery, dust-like.

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Proposed Names

57% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Lincoff’s Audubon Field Guide
76% (2)
Eyes3
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It’s not obvious until you tell us, Judi.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-22 20:03:53 EDT (-0400)

What appears likely is not always true here at MO. Thanks for your confirmation.

Dan and Walt, thank you both for pointing out the obvious.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-07-22 18:06:07 EDT (-0400)

I think I was thrown off by the very tiny size of this mature specimen (barely 1 cm.) and the fact that I got no reaction with KOH on the cap. Maybe it was older than I realized when I collected it. Thanks for your help!

Warts.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-22 14:28:02 EDT (-0400)

Do these really jut upwards, Judi? Or are the more flattened and appressed, like scales?

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