Observation 221062: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2015-10-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 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.

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Sporocarp in hand, showing signs of mycophagy (squrrels very busy in this area).
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Another pic of sporocarp, with pseudostipe at bottom of photo.
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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)
2015-10-29 19:30:12 PDT (-0700)

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 15:19:21 PDT (-0700)
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