When: 2012-08-25

Collection location: Pelham, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Donna (riled)

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This one looks a little different – but what else could it be?

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Were all these
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-25 20:35:01 CDT (-0400)

citrine colored? Or did some of them have more appressed warts less than 2mm tall? If so, could be Scleroderma texense, which should normally have a more yellow-brown color.

By: Donna (riled)
2012-08-25 19:17:01 CDT (-0400)

That is helpful. The first two photos are of the same specimen, the first without flash, the second with flash. The third is also without flash, but it’s a different specimen from about a quarter mile away…

Your second photo looks the best.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-25 18:50:33 CDT (-0400)

I agree with your identification, Riled: Scleroderma citrinum. But in order to prove that species with a photo, the correct color should be lemon-yellow (citrine), as the second photo shows. Other identification marks include elevated warts on the peridium which are at least 2mm high. The other 2 photos show the warts and overall location, but lack the correct color. There is another Scleroderma which has erect warts as well, but usually less than 2mm high. So the color becomes an important factor.