Observation 23013: Scleroderma areolatum Ehrenb.

When: 2009-07-08

Collection location: Southeast Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Growing in my backyard for the last 2 weeks. This photo, taken on an overcast day, seems to show a pinkish-cash to the peridium, and a thicker peridium than I noticed previously. That could indicate a different species, so I’m just calling this a Could Be. Specimen is still quite soft for a Scleroderma, but harder than most puffballs would be at a similar stage. Size is important, since the photos I took were fairly close-ups: specimens were 2.5 inches across at the widest point for both specimens together.


Scleroderma areolatum, growing in my backyard.
Scleroderma areolatum, close-up of crack showing purple-black gleba.

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