Notes: Notes: Found on the grounds of a local doctor’s office (Kaiser Permanente), this locally common Scleroderma differs from other Sclerodermas in that it has a very puffball-like appearance, soft texture; soft, fluffy spore mass when mature; gleba at maturity light brown to umber; without noticeable sterile base or thick rhizomorphic attachment. All Sclerodermas should be considered poisonous until proven otherwise. They can concentrate heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. Sclerodermas are also widely mycorrhizal, associating with Rhododendron, Walnut, Hazelnut, oak, Douglas fir, Red alder, and a host of other hard- and softwoods, as well as many shrubs. These fungi have vast potential for bioremediation.
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