Observation 219793: Scleroderma Pers.

When: 2015-10-10

Collection location: Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: sarahrabah

No specimen available

This Lycoperdon was found on campus with many other lycoperdons. However, a microscopic view of the spores resembled Scleroderma spores. It was identified by the class GSI’s and Professor Bruns as a Lycoperdon yet has mysterious spores. It was found on the ground in between woodchips growing by many Gymnopus brassicolens.


Fresh fruiting body
Spores resemble Scleroderma.

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51% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing on ground, outer layer has spines, slightly elevated off ground with a stalk.
Used references: Professor Bruns in PMB 113 Class at UC Berkeley.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Why did Professor Bruns call it a Lycoperdon? Looks kind of like a Scleroderma to me…especially in light of the spores.

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