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.


Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas

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Used references: Lincoff’s Audubon Field Guide
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It’s not obvious until you tell us, Judi.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-23 08:03:53 CST (+0800)

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)
2015-07-23 06:06:07 CST (+0800)

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!

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-23 02:28:02 CST (+0800)

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

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