Observation 221062: Scleroderma Pers.

Growing in bark mulch/humus mulch of a 4-month old planting. This specimen may be too young to verify, has a totally white gleba, and could easily be confused with an edible puffball at this stage. It is not edible. It should be considered poisonous until proven beyond doubt.


Sporocarp in hand, showing signs of mycophagy (squrrels very busy in this area).
Another pic of sporocarp, with pseudostipe at bottom of photo.
Sporocarp has been broken open, exposing verty thin peridium and totally white gleba.

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Recognized by sight: Thin-peridium type.

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As anticipated
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-10-30 03:30:12 CET (+0100)

unable to determine species for this very immature specimen. No staining. Peridium less than 1mm thick. Found under beech, but in Oregon. May be something close to S. fuscum.

Created: 2015-10-29 23:19:21 CET (+0100)
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