Observation 92719: Scleroderma Pers.

When: 2012-04-12

Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Immature, but suspect its Scleroderma cepa.

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Growth Habitat
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-04-15 11:31:12 CDT (-0400)

It was found in a high foot traffic area and could have been damaged prior to the photo. No, Sebastopol has not had any heat. Its been cold and rainy for a couple of weeks.

Growth habitat
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-15 11:18:45 CDT (-0400)

looks like Scleroderma. But the rest doesn’t. I’ve never seen an immature Scleroderma with the cap already splitting. Could it have been damaged somehow? Looks like the base has bruised brown from something, but even the specimens in situ look like the caps are splitting. S. cepa has a very firm gleba, and should never be chambered. In my area I never see S. cepa until after we’ve had a day of at least 90 degrees. Has Sebastopol been that warm already?

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