When: 2008-10-06

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

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

This was fruiting along with those in Observation 12291 and may well be the same species. It appears to have been parasitized. I didn’t even notice the rather obvious green spots when I photographed it, and left it behind.


Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Based not on the larger specimen, but the cut specimen to the right. I believe you are correct in calling this a parasitized specimen, but don’t recognize the fungus doing the munching. Was this in a well-watered area? I see the same sort of thing here in Portland where there is nightly waterings in well-landscaped areas.

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Should be fixed…
By: Administrator (admin)
2008-10-10 22:03:37 MDT (-0600)

The problem was that there were multiple versions of the genus Scleroderma. The ‘cepa’ and ‘(near citrinum)’ suffixes were actually being interpreted as author citations. The bad interpretation was caused by a bug in the name parser which I think was recently fixed.

Weird problem.
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-10-10 20:41:29 MDT (-0600)

I tried to list this as Scleroderma sp. but wasn’t allowed to. I was asked to choose either S. cepa or S. (near citrina).