Observation 221837: Scleroderma laeve Lloyd
When: 2015-11-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small, epigeous fruiting bodies found under mixed cover (some hardwood shrubs and a large conifer near Barrows Hall). Peridium is tough, thick and smooth and gathers together at the base in an almost pseudostipe. Gleba violet with some olive tones. Spores large, globose, and spiny.

I thought this might also be S. laeve. According to a variety of resources, both species have relatively small, often epigeous fruiting bodies, spiny spores, a violet-colored gleba, potential for a pseudostipe, and a tough peridium.

Anybody with some Scleroderma experience have any input?


Fruiting bodies epigeous and about 1.5-3cm
Some of these spores look almost reticulate

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Used references: California Mushroombs by Desjardin et al. and http://www.svims.ca/council/Sclero.htm
Based on microscopic features
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Used references: California Mushrooms by Desjardin et al. and the internet at large

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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