Observation 8146: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2008-05-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I am pretty sure this is what is described as a PuffBall but again I cannot find the correct name. I have found images similar but not the same.

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Recognized by sight: Would need to see the inside to be more positive, but several Scleroderma species have stalk-like structures, which are actually modified sterile bases. If Scleroderma (means “thick skin”) the outer portion should be several mm to 2 cm thick. The interior (gleba) could be any of a number of colors: yellowish; dark brown; purple; purple brown; solid or powdery. Since Sclerodermas are so widely mycorrhizal and found especially on waste or soils with almost no vegetation, it would be my guess

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Created: 2008-06-28 14:55:33 EEST (+0300)
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