Observation 3663: Scleroderma areolatum Ehrenb.
When: 2007-06-17
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Spores 11-16 um including the spines (scale in photo: 10 divisions = 13.56 um). Spines 1.4 – 2.5 um long. Top of fruiting body smooth and very thin, less than 1 mm to the gleba. Sides and bottom with small brownish scales that are not raised or embossed.
Odor strong and pungent. Has a unique smell that is unidentifiable, but nauseating.
No evidence of staining when bruised.


References:
Robert Ramsey and Ian Gibson. 2003. Trial field key to the species of SCLERODERMATACEAE in the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Northwest Key Council.


Sims, Karen, Roy Watling and Peter Jeferies. 1995. A Revised Key to the Genus
Scleroderma. Mycotaxon 56: 403-420.

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