Observation 90561: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.

When: 2012-03-15

Collection location: Acworth, New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: Amy Earl (amye)

No specimen available

Sticky, inrolled cap about 7cm across, seemingly without flesh attached. Underside of cap is warty, otherwise equal to upper surface but without the stickiness. No pores or gills visible. Growing flat on ground with rudimentary stalk. Often partially buried with debris.

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Recognized by sight: last years remains.

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Very old (over 4 months since fresh) sporocarp.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-03-24 18:00:35 EDT (-0400)

Underside of sporocarp (photo 3) shows external warts still attached to peridium, which seems close enough to S. citrinum for my requirements. I have not collected Scleroderma in your area. Some Scleroderma are impossible/improbable to distinquish without microscopy.

In this case, most of the spore-bearing tissue (gleba) has already eroded away, leaving little likely spores still within the gleba.

Seems highly probable!
By: Amy Earl (amye)
2012-03-21 16:15:23 EDT (-0400)

Didn’t consider that. Thanks!

Maybe old remains
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-21 12:06:17 EDT (-0400)

of a Scleroderma?

Created: 2012-03-21 11:45:39 EDT (-0400)
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