Observation 11039: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.

When: 2008-09-07

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Third photo is from the 18th, rather than the 7th. Little visible change had occurred in the intervening 11 days. Fourth is from October 9. Some erosion of the peridium, and some grey-green gleba exposed.

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61% (2)
Recognized by sight: The largish scales on the peridium indicate probably S. citrinum. Would need to see base and rhizomorphic attachment to be certain.
82% (3)
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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-13 03:36:15 CDT (-0400)

My field guide lists these as growing both on the ground and on wood, and preferring sandy soil when on the ground. The other Scleroderma-looking mushroom I found that day was in a sandy area.

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