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of sporocarp are the dark purplish areas in the cross-section, which indicate most of this sporocarp are still quite immature. I’m guessing more mature material in 2-6 weeks. I’ve had Sclerodermas under my home for the last 15 years. In protected , dry environments they can last for considerable time, not just overwintering as some authors have stated.
AFAIK (as far as I know) Scleroderma are all mycorrhizal, meaning there must be either a tree or shrub nearby as a host. A birch tree 30 feet tall could be the mycorrhizal host of this collection if it were located 60 feet away…
Is part of bark mulch
Is that part of bark mulch, or is it from a nearby tree? S. citrinum is widely mycorrhizal, and the areolate cracking of the peridium makes S. citrinum a strong possibility. Like most mycorrhizal fungi, though, difficult to be certain without spore data, or a slice through the center of a sporocarp. Many Scleroderma stain quickly after slicing, especially in the peridium or at the base.
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